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Oct. 14, 2022

The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly

The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly

The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly

Tonight, my special guest is Robert Mulhern who's here to discuss his book about a low key serial killer in the city of London snatching the lives of the homeless like nobody's business. Get his book The Secret Serial Killer: The True Story of Kieran Kelly on Amazon.


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This true crime investigation into the notorious case of Kieran Kelly reveals “new twists that add further intrigue to the mystery” (Irish Post).


On the evening of August 21,1983, Metropolitan Police detectives raced to London’s Clapham Police Station to find a prisoner dead. His cellmate sat quietly in the corner. Kieran Kelly, a laborer from Ireland, calmly confessed to strangling the prisoner—and then stunned officers by confessing to dozens of unreported and unsolved murders over the previous 30 years.


Kelly may have been Britain’s most prolific serial killer, yet he was convicted on just two of his admissions. In 2015, a former police officer who worked on the case made a bombshell accusation: that Kelly' crimes were covered up by the British Government.


Strangulations, murders on the London Underground, an internal Metropolitan Police review—as the story’s elements whipped the international news media into a frenzy, journalist Robert Mulhern set off from London to rural Ireland on a methodical search for the truth. Could Kieran Kelly really have murdered 31 times?




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Robert Mulhern

Journalist, Producer, documentary maker

Robert Mulhern is a multi-award winning journalist, author and producer. From Ireland, but based in London, Robert is the creator and series producer of Sky News' crafted storytelling podcast - StoryCast, winner of two New York Festivals Radio gold awards and Drum podcast of the year for 2021 for StoryCast '21. As a journalist Robert has reported extensively on some of the biggest stories in London this century. From the London Bridge and Westminster Terror attacks to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. He is the originator and journalist at the centre of 'The Nobody Zone' podcast series, which documents his investigation in the life and crimes of Kieran Kelly. The Nobody Zone won Irish podcast of the year in 2021 and has nearly 5million downloads. In the past Robert has worked for an editor with the BBC, and has written an acclaimed book about the Irish in London. He's a former regional Irish boxing champion and coaches boxing in his free time.