On 26 April 1999, BBC presenter and "golden girl" Jill Dando was gunned down outside her home in a quiet West London street - in broad daylight. It was a seemingly senseless killing that stunned the nation. There were rumours of hired gunmen and revenge killings, but the man seen leaving the scene of the crime was not identified until much later, when local man Barry George was charged and put on trial and subsequently found guilty of Jill's murder. Three years after Jill's death, prizewinning reporter David James Smith's book - written with the co-operation of Jill's family, fiance Alan Farthing, and the police - supplies the detailed context of one of the most enduring murder mysteries of modern times.
David James Smith is a prizewinning SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE journalist, and the author of THE SLEEP OF REASON, the definitive book to date on the James Bulger tragedy.