Master Detective February 2017

Master Detective February 2017

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How a lucky break helped police finally solve the horrific murder in her own home of schoolgirl Yiannoulla “Lucy” Yianni

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Hollywood in the late 1950s was a place of riches, glamour, scandal and violence. For film executive Kenneth Savoy, the city of Los Angeles had been good to him. But that was all about to change. On the night of December 30th, 1959, he decided to have a festive drink at the In Between Café on Melrose Avenue. It would prove to be a fatal decision. What happened next is explained in “Gas Chamber For The Hollywood Killer,” part 2 of our series on killers executed in the 1960s: US Executions – The Forgotten Decade. Accompanying the series, this issue also features a complete list of all those killers and rapists executed in the US between 1960 and 1967. It makes for fascinating reading.

AFTER 34 YEARS…DNA NABS YIANNOULLA’S KILLER
How a lucky break helped police finally solve the horrific murder in her own home of schoolgirl Yiannoulla “Lucy” Yianni

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months on pages

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“The Body In The Car Boot,” “Wife Fed Husband’s Body To The Bull Terrier,” “Dad Electrocuted His Boys In The Bath,” “It’s A Rotten Old Life In Jail For Mass Killer Breivik”

MD’s CRIME QUIZ
Test your knowledge of crime in our fun quiz

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE: GAS CHAMBER FOR THE HOLLYWOOD KILLER
The hard-nosed gunman couldn’t take “No” for an answer…

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a book

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE:
The complete list of executions 1960-1967

THE AXE-KILLER OF SALFORD DOCKS
Horrific murder of a naval officer that shocked wartime Britain

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s crime archives

DOES LONELY FIELD IN MOUNTAINS HIDE PHILIP’S GRAVE?
The enduring mystery of missing Dublin teenager Philip Cairns. Was he killed by a notorious paedophile?

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: IT WAS CHRISTMAS – AND CHRISTINA HAD ARSENIC ON THE MENU
Christina Cochran was far from happy in her new marriage – and when her husband fell gravely ill and died, suspicion quickly fell upon her…

MD FORUM 1: THE HANGING OF SANDRA SMITH
Why the last woman hanged in South Africa went to the gallows

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: THE LAST EXECUTION AT USK
When David Thomas got home from work, he found his wife Margaret bludgeoned to death. Who would have killed her?

MD FORUM 2: WILL BETSY’S KILLER EVER BE CAUGHT?
The unsolved Penn State University slaying of student Betsy Aardsma, requested by a reader