Concentrated collection of our best stories from across the world
True Crime Winter Special 2012
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This collection of cases from the pages of True Crime, Master Detective, True Detective and Murder Most Foul brings you a concentrated dose of the best stories from across the world, reporting many aspects of murder. It all adds up to a fascinating cocktail of true stories. Read, enjoy…and let us know what you think.
LUCKY LADY WITH A LETHAL KNIFE
Her first husband survived the knife wounds
her second was not so lucky. The incredible story of Gina French
THE LAST WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN IRELAND
An off-duty policeman was killed after giving chase to bank robbers in Dublin
MOTHER’S WORDS FROM THE GRAVE CONDEMN SON
The killer of a 14-year-old escaped justice for nearly 30 years
THE SICKEST TORTURE SLAYER EVER?
After his arrest, police found sadist David Parker Ray’s torture chamber. His girlfriend was a willing accomplice
HOW A CHANCE FIND ON A LONDON BUS HELPED HANG AN EX-POLICEMAN
A bizarre coincidence involving a throat-cutting razor…
TWO DIED WHEN LESBIAN LOVE TURNED BAD
Victim stabbed by former Woodstock poster girl
JOLANTA’S HEAD WASHED UP ON THE BEACH
Two eastern European immigrants hatched an evil plan to steal their victim’s nest egg
MYRA HINDLEY’S DEADLY DOUBLE
Prosecutors needed her testimony – so they struck what would become known as “the deal with the devil”
SHOCKING CRIMES OF the MEXBOROUGH MADMAN
What turned a petty thief into a mass-murderer?
DIANE FILLETED HER FRIEND “LIKE A PIECE OF MEAT”
America’s shocking “forever friends” murder
A NEED TO KILL PEOPLE
A 16-year-old was arrested after three members of a family were brutally stabbed to death in their home
WAS CAROLINE THROWN LIKE A SPEAR TO HER DEATH?
From Australia, a father was convinced that his daughter had been murdered by her boyfriend
CURIOUS KILLing of GEORGE CARTOON’s KINKY CREATOR
He was stabbed to death, and for two days his mutilated and half-naked body lay undiscovered outside his retirement home in Florida
MEMORIES OF WAR
Two Yugoslavian war veterans sheltered from the rain in a shack beside the Accrington-Bury railway line – but only one of them left alive
THE LIVES WE DIDN’T CELEBRATE
Executions in Britain in 1951
“A BUBBLING CAULDRON OF ILLICIT LUST AND LIES”
The pregnant wife of a popular high school football coach was found murdered inside a wardrobe at the family’s home
THE MERRY WIDOW
Did fat jokes drive Janet to murder?
34 YEARS FOR SALLY ANNE BOWMAN’S KILLER
Mark Dixie murdered Sally Anne Bowman on her doorstep. He claimed he found her dead body and couldn’t resist having sex with it
MISTRESS MURDERS MOTHER AND BABY
Her deadly obsession led her to kill a pregnant teenager
$20 MURDER FOR THE GHETTO MAFIA
It took more than a year for the police to break down the wall of silence protecting the thugs who brutally blasted to death a budding US football hero
KATIE WAS TOO YOUNG TO HANG
What drove a 15-year-old to kill her aunt in South Wales?