True Crime March 2017

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FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…

MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: ADRIAN MOLE AUTHOR HAD A MURDER STORY TO TELL
She grew up to become one of Britain’s best-loved writers having created the Adrian Mole diaries. Yet as a child, author Sue Townsend had witnessed the horrific murder of a schoolgirl

MARTA GUILTY OF MURDER IN AN IRISH HARBOUR
Waitress Marta Herda was sick of being pestered by her lovesick colleague Csaba Orsos. So, a court heard, she decided to use her car as “an instrument of murder”

DEATH ON THE RAILWAY: A CORPSE FROM SURBITON
The train journey to London had been uneventful. Then the young man in the carriage revealed his deadly intentions…

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CON-WOMEN: THE BLACKMAILING BEAUTICIAN
Victorian-era trickster Rachel Leverson promised her customers “miraculous” cosmetics – then her money-making schemes became more sinister…

FROM THE USA

CYNTHIA’S MURDER SOLVED AFTER 40 YEARS
Movie fan Cynthia Hernandez was desperate to see The Omen. But going alone proved a fatal decision…

NOW WHO KILLED JONBENÉT?
The unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey has haunted the US since her death more than 20 years ago. Now a TV show has named a suspect – and new DNA evidence has added further uncertainty

ASK TRUE CRIME: “POISON WIDOWS” FLOCKED TO THE PHILADELPHIA KILL RING
In the Depression-era Philadelphia of the 1930s, a murder-for-hire organisation was operating in the city. Some 200 widows were created before the Petrillo cousins were brought to justice…

GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: GIANCANA, MARILYN AND THE MOB
Interaction between organised crime, government agencies, Hollywood stars and even the President made the Sam Giancana years a tumultuous time in US history

AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…

MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: A KILLER AT THE DINNER PARTY
In Paris on the eve of the First World War, celebrated socialist Jean Jaurès was dining with friends. But an armed assassin was waiting to strike…

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