Mirror Book Club: Week's new reads including most violent men and the joy of LPs

Take your pick from the best new reads of the week…

My Life With Murderers: Behind Bars With The World’s Most Violent Men

David Wilson

TV criminologist and former Wormwood Scrubs prison governor David Wilson charts a career spent trying to get inside the heads of some of Britain’s most dangerous, warped and notorious killers.

“Some of these people became my friends, others would love to kill me, even now,” he says.

He recalls conversations with serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered at least 12 men, Ted Bundy, who killed 30, and “Doctor Death” Harold Shipman. But he bleakly concludes that society can do nothing to stop these men who “use violence on the spur of the moment and with little regard for the consequences”.


Sphere, £20

My Life With Murderers: Behind Bars With The World’s Most Violent Men

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men

Caroline Criado Perez

For anyone doggedly pursuing gender equality, Invisible Women makes for crucial reading.

Campaigner Criado Perez amasses startling and enraging data showing how the world is designed for 
men – ranging from over-sized smartphones to crash-test dummies designed for the physically “typical” man.


Chatto & Windus, £16.99

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias In A World Designed For Men

A Fabulous Creation: How The LP Saved Our Lives

David Hepworth

Hepworth charts the 15-year history of the LP, which he dates from the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper in 1967 until the advent of CDs in the 1980s. Sgt Pepper was, he contends, the first time musicians released an album as opposed to assembling a motley collection of songs. The result is a joyous and nostalgic celebration of the golden age of the LP.


Bantam, £20

A Fabulous Creation: How The LP Saved Our Lives

Don’t You Forget About Me

Mhairi McFarlane

We never forget our first love… or do we? At school, Georgina and Lucas fell for each other over an English assignment but disaster tore them apart. Years later, Georgina lands a plum role with one awkward snag – guess who her new boss is?

Worse still, Lucas has completely forgotten her.

This page-turner has the perfect blend of laughs, romance and emotional depth.


HarperCollins, £7.99

Don’t You Forget About Me

Book of the month

The Mirror Book Club read this month is Transcription, by Kate Atkinson – a dark but comic novel about a woman’s wartime exploits in MI5.


We’d love you to read it and tell us what you think. We’ll share our readers’ thoughts on April 19. What did you like (or loathe!) about it?

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