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Video: Secrets, Sex and Murder - the sensational book about double killers Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart

On Sunday 22nd March 2016 Sunday Life brings readers Secrets, Sex and Murder - the sensational book about double killers Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart.

Colin Howell and Hazel Stewart almost got away with murder.

In 1991 the former lovers plotted to kill their spouses Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan as they slept so that they could be together.

Dentist Howell and one-time Sunday School teacher Stewart then worked together to convince police that Lesley and Trevor had died in a bizarre suicide pact.

Years later they each remarried new partners – bound only by the terrible knowledge of what happened in the past.

They kept the murders secret for almost 20 years – until Howell sensationally confessed in 2009.

By admitting to the grisly murders, he exposed his former lover’s role in the shocking events of the night of May 18 1991.

Based on this amazing story – a story which also features in the ITV drama The Secret starring James Nesbitt, Secrets, Sex and Murder gives a fly-on-the wall style account of how the killers’ ill-fated affair began,

how it led to the murders of two innocent people, and how their evil actions shattered so many lives.

This book charts how respected churchgoers Howell and Stewart became two of Northern Ireland’s most notorious killers.

It’s a story of lust, deceit and guilt.

It’s a story of money, control and obsession.

This is a story of Secrets, Sex and Murder.

Gail Henderson has written extensively about the murders of Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan for Sunday Life.

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