Howard Sounes at Perfect Crime

Howard Sounes is the author of ten books including the true crime classic Fred & Rose, which he wrote while covering the Fred and Rose West serial murder case as a journalist in 1994-95, breaking major stories about the police investigation. A bestseller, Fred & Rose has remained in print ever since. An updated edition with a new postscript is published by Sphere to mark the 25th anniversary of the case, and Howard has recorded the audio book.

Howard is the host of the hit podcast series, Unheard: the Fred & Rose West Tapes, which reached number one in the charts in 2019. He produced and featured in the recent ITV documentary, Fred & Rose West: the Real Story with Trevor McDonald, and is currently producing a new crime documentary.

Howard’s other books include biographies of Bob Dylan, the poet Charles Bukowski and Lou Reed, as well as one other true crime book, Heist, the story of a £53 million robbery. For more information, visit

Howard is appearing on the Truth and Lies panel with Jane Corry between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.


Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes is available on all podcast platforms, including iTunes:

To buy Fred & Rose in paperback, e-book or audio book from Amazon, click here: ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0