Open Verdict: The Mysterious Death of David Kelly 2018

Miles Goslett

Open Verdict: The Mysterious Death of David Kelly

A DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR. A compelling, authoritative insight into possibly the most controversial death in Britain this century The Observer. Gosletts like Poirot; he asks questions ...

Spooky and scary Evening Standard. Masterful ... This book made me proud of my trade as a journalist Daily Mail. This searing excavation of the mysterious death of Dr David Kelly is investigative journalism at its best.

It is brave, relentless, dazzlingly revealing Peter Oborne. In March 2003 British forces invaded Iraq after Tony Blair said the country could deploy weapons of mass destruction at 45 minutes notice. A few months later, government scientist Dr David Kelly was unmasked by Blairs officials as the assumed source of a BBC news report challenging this claim.

Within days, Dr Kelly was found dead in a wood near his home. Blair immediately convened the controversial Hutton Inquiry, which concluded Dr Kelly committed suicide. Yet key questions remain: could Dr Kelly really have taken his life in the manner declared?

And why did Blairs government derail the coroners inquest into Dr Kellys death? In this meticulous account, award-winning journalist Miles Goslett shows why we should be sceptical of the official story of what happened in that desperate summer of 2003.

Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Head of Zeus; 1st Edition edition (5 April 2018) Language: English ISBN-10: 1788543092 ISBN-13: 978-1788543095

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