myra hindley & ian brady


“You get fuck all from people, dogs are better, they give you devotion. They give their lives for you.” - Ian Brady

With five child victims to their name, The Moors Murderers are probably one of the world’s most heinous killer couples. However, Brady and Hindley were huge animal lovers and would regularly express their contempt toward anyone who harmed them.


Photographs of serial killer Myra Hindley. Hindley murdered 5 children with her partner Ian Brady in what was known as The Moors Murders, due to the fact they buried the bodies on Saddleworth Moor.

Prior to meeting Brady, Myra had been a relatively shy and sweet girl who had a great love for children, however as the relationship progressed she became infatuated with Brady and his views about violence and politics. Eventually Myra’s fixation on Brady overcame her previously held beliefs and together their orchestrated in the brutal murders of children.


Ann West, mother of the youngest Moors Murders victim, Lesley Ann Downey, giving an interview about the murder of her daughter. 10 year old Lesley was murdered by the notorious serial killer couple, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, on Boxing Day 1964. The day after Christmas, the young girl visited a local fairground alone, with the promise that she’d be home in time for tea. Described as kind, polite and an extremely helpful girl by her family, Lesley was unfortunately the ‘perfect’ target for Brady and Hindley to abduct. The couple asked the young girl for help with carrying some shopping to the car, with promise of a reward when they arrived at their house. Instead, Lesley was lead unknowingly in to the house to be horrifically humiliated; forced to pose for Brady to take pornographic photos, before being raped, murdered and buried on Saddleworth Moor. 

For almost an entire year, Lesley’s family had no idea what had happened to the young girl. They would  spend almost every day searching the grounds the fair had taken place and local areas, calling out her name. Lesley was the first body to be discovered on the Moors. 

anonymous asked:

I have a new release on Amazon which might interest you. It's called The Devil Knows and is about the relationship between Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers of 1960's Britain, and how they lured their victims to slaughter.

Great - I’ll certainly pick a copy up! That sounds like quite a fascinating book - great book cover too.

Here’s the link on Amazon for anybody else who is interested:

UK Amazon

US Amazon

Serial killer Ian Brady larks around for the camera on a picnic trip to Saddleworth Moor. Alongside his girlfriend Myra Hindley, Brady would often spend hours exploring the moor and photographing themselves in their favorite spots.

Later, when police were investigating the disappearances of several missing children in the area, they discovered Brady and Hindley would often photograph each other posing on the graves of the victims.

anonymous asked:

Whats Hybristophilia?

Hybristophiliacs are people who are sexually aroused and attracted to people who have committed cruel, gruesome crimes such as murder and rape.

There are two types of hybristophiliacs passive and aggressive.

Passive Hybristophilia: Examples of this include people who are writing to notorious serial killers whilst they are in prison, such as Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire Ripper, in the UK, who murdered 13 women and was convicted in 1981. The letters sent by these women give characters like Sutcliffe enjoyment and control over the women. They even end up believing the man would do them no harm, that they could help rehabilitate them, and may even make excuses for the man’s past behaviour.

Aggressive hysbistophilia: This involves people who are attracted to the person who has committed the atrocities is sexually aroused by the acts themselves and wants to join in with them. This is the much darker form of the condition. The case of Myra Hindley and her love for child killer Ian Brady, and the help that she gave him in committing and covering up the murders, is a classic example of this version of the disorder.

True Crime Non-Fiction

Here’s a short list of my favorite true crime non-fiction:

1. One Of Your Own: The Life and Death of Myra Hindley

Author: Carol Ann Lee

A very informative biography on one half of the infamous “Moors Murder” duo. Includes detailed chapters about how Myra Hindley met Ian Brady and their life before the murders.

2. Lust Killer

Author: Ann Rule

A chronicle of the crimes perpetrated by Jerome Brudos, a little known serial killer who operated in the 1960’s. A very chilling read.

3. My James

Author: Ralph Bulger

This heartbreaking biography details the grief of a parent who must cope with their child’s vicious murder. Two year old James Bulger was killed by two truant children in 1993, and his father Ralph penned ‘My James’ as a memorial to his son.

Please add your own favorites :)

Heavily swathed in plastic sheeting, human remains are carried from the screened grave on Saddleworth Moor, near Ashton-under-Lyne. This is after a search had begun to recover the victims of the serial killers known as the Moors Murderers - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. 5 victims were attributed to Hindley and Brady, most of whom were young children - and none of them having reached their 18th birthday. 

Remorse for what? You people have done everything in the world to me. Doesn’t that give me equal right?
—  Cult Leader, Charles Manson.

A new photograph of Myra Hindley has emerged and may hold the key to finding the location of victim Keith Bennett, as his body was never found.

Hindley, who is one-half of the killing duo nicknamed the Moors Murderers, killed five children with Ian Brady, is photographed on a wall in the dead of night wearing a dirty coat and gloves: something she often asked children to help her find in the Moors of Manchester. Hindley admitted to police she wore them when involved in a killing or burying a body.

Researcher Darren Rae found the photograph and has discussed it with many people, including the police but they refuse to carry out further searches without precise details. Rae estimates the photo was taken in 1964, the year Bennett was snatched, by the clothes and hairstyle Hindley is wearing. (x)

A photograph of the Moors Murders, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, at their home in Manchester. This would’ve been taken within the same room Brady would conspire into the early hours of the morning with Hindley’s brother-in-law, David Smith, about the topic of robbing a bank together and the will to commit murder. Brady eventually proved his willingness to kill within the same room, as he bludgeoned 17 year old Edward Evans with in axe, in front of Smith. 

Photography is not permitted in British courts of law, but one anonymous journalist couldn’t resist the opportunity to snap this infamous picture at the trial of the century. Standing in the dock are Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, better known as the Moors Murderers. The pair killed 5 children in a sadistic spree and buried their tiny bodies on the moorland. In court, they would whisper to each other, mocking the families’ grief and they would pass notes on how they would murder their next victim.