I would like to start by saying a very big ‘Thank you’ to everyone that has bought my book, ‘Manhunt’. The comments and reviews that so many of you have made have been astonishing, and I am truly humbled.
To those of you who have not yet laid your hands on a copy, you can pick one up via this link, at the ludicrously cheap price of £4! https://www.theworks.co.uk/p/manhunt-hunting-britains-most-wanted-murderer/9781913543983.html
As the irrepressible Jaack Maate said to me recently on his Happy Hour podcast, my hunt is about ‘Parle, not profit’, but the simple reality is, the more of you that buy the book, then the greater the chance of my publisher offering me a contract to write ‘Manhunt – Part II’, at sometime in the future, thereby giving me some more cash to spend on my hunt for Parle.
I would also like to thank everyone who has downloaded our award-winning BBC Sounds podcast – ‘Manhunt; Finding Kevin Parle’. It has been downloaded some 2.5 million times, and has raised the profile of Parle and the crimes he is wanted for to a level that I could only have dreamt of. If you haven’t listened to it yet, please follow this link – https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p054dybk
The BBC have commissioned more episodes of our podcast, and I know that many of you are chomping at the bit for it to return. Fear not, it will be back, but my investigation is at a delicate stage, and at the moment, it would be foolish of me to put information into the public domain that could jeopardise my hunt for Parle. Thank you for your patience and your loyalty to our podcast.
I continue to receive information about Parle, together with your thoughts, theories, your welcome advice and your offers of help on a daily basis. I am extremely grateful, please keep ‘em coming!
A number of you have suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account, (or something similar), through which I could ask you to donate to a reward pot, that could be offered for information leading to Parle’s arrest only, and would not be dependent upon his conviction, which the police reward currently is. This is a really good idea, and it may be something that I will consider in the future, although I’m sure there will be some tricky legal issues around it. If anyone knows a friendly lawyer who would like to advise me on this for free, I’d be very grateful.
And finally, (for the time being!), I would once again like to send a message to those criminals who are harbouring and funding Kevin Parle. I’m not interested in your wider criminality, I just want Parle to stand in a court of law and answer the allegations made against him. However, the longer you have him under young wing, the greater the chances are of me uncovering ALL of your grubby secrets. If you hand him over, then I’m more than happy for those secrets to remain forever locked away in my head. However, if you continue to put a roof over his head, and food in his belly, then I reserve the right to bring the lot of you down. The choice is yours. We can all act like grown-ups here…