The Wolf Man
This is the disturbing story of Robert Howard, a psychopathic killer who carefully selected his victims over a forty year period, and the Kent policeman whose investigation took him off the streets.
Robert Howard was almost 60 years of age when the law finally caught up with him for the murder of 14-year-old Hannah Williams in 2001. But almost 30 years earlier he’d been diagnosed as a dangerous psychopath. Now detectives are wondering: how many victims did he really have?
He called himself The Wolf Man – a reference to his origins in the parish of Wolfhill in the boglands of Ireland. He was a drifter who used his position at the very bottom of society to attack young girls again and again.
This is the story of Robert Howard: how he ducked the system, outsmarting police, prosecutors and judges all over Britain and Ireland for decades; how he selected victims who were poor, tearaway girls whose disappearance would worry no-one; how he used older, weak women to help him groom those girls; and how the pattern was only broken when he came up against a Kent police detective, determined to take him off the streets.