Master Detective June 2017

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Public executions were major crowd-pulling events in 19th-century Britain and Ireland, with thousands sometimes gathering around the gallows to witness a killer’s demise. They Came To Watch The Hanging, a new series starting this month on page 40, will be looking back to those days and focusing on the cases that brought the killers to their date with the hangman. And we’re also on the look-out for any genuine photographs taken at such events. As far as we are aware none exist, but we’d be delighted to be proved wrong! Perhaps you had an ancestor who owned one of the early cameras and photographed a hanging, only for the photographs to be put away and forgotten. If you are in possession of any such photo, do let us know – we’ll pay £100 for the right to use it.

DID BETHANY’S KILLERS PRACTISE TORTURE ON BARBIE DOLL?
How 20-year-old Bethany Hill became the victim of sadistic killers

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Sunday Bloody Sunday For Loving Couple,” “Clothes Peg Clue Nailed Double-Killer,” “How Suspect’s Tattoo Could Be Murder Clue”

MD FORUM: HE MURDERED AGAIN AFTER 38 YEARS
Two murders, decades apart, were the work of one brutal killer

79-YEAR-OLD MURDERED BY GRANDSON AND FRIENDS
Minnesota grandma Lila Warwick was a popular figure in her home town, but her problem grandson had a different opinion…

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

WIMBLEDON KILLER CAPTURED IN SHEERNESS
A manhunt was launched after the slaying of “Irish Rose” Atkins

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

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE: HE WENT SCREAMING TO THE GAS CHAMBER
Aaron Mitchell had killed a California patrolman

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: SCOTTISH POLICEMAN HANGED FOR HORROR KILLING
“Big Ronnie” Robertson turned his car into a lethal weapon

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

GIRLS STABBED TO DEATH BY “WICKED” STEPDAD
Bruce Howse and the horror killing of his stepdaughters

NEW SERIES – THEY CAME TO WATCH THE HANGING: STRIPPED, RAPED AND MURDERED IN A NEWCASTLE STREET
There was mayhem on Tyneside when a notorious local killer went to the gallows

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: NO SLEEP SO I STRANGLED HER
Mother-of-two’s shocking demise in Worleston, Cheshire

JOHN NOLLEY – 18 YEARS TO CLEAR HIS NAME
How a wrongfully convicted Texan man finally won his freedom