Shortlisted for the Channel 4 Political Book of the Year Award 2008.
The high-profile death of David Kelly is regarded by many as suspicious, and the events surrounding it as 'unfinished business'. Norman Baker MP has carried out extensive research, and shows how the verdict of suicide is not credible. The traditional inquest was replaced by the Hutton Report, which proved unsatisfactory in so many ways.
The Strange Death of David Kelly looks in detail at the motives for the death of Dr Kelly; the various possibilities of who could be involved - before sensationally coming down with the most likely scenario - to be revealed for the first time on publication.
The book also analyses and criticises the official process instigated after his death, putting the entire episode into its British political context, and looking at the actions of government, particularly in relation to the Iraq war.
Norman Baker (MP for Lewes in Sussex 1997-2015), and is recognised for his campaigning, forensic and research skills. He has won the Channel 4 Opposition Politician of the Year award, and the 'Spectator' Questioner of the Year award. He has proven writing skills, with many articles frequently appearing in the press. Norman Baker MP is now Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.