True Detective Spring Special 2016

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This collection of cases from the pages of True Detective, Master Detective, True Crime 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 crime. Read, enjoy…and let us know what you think.

TD’S CRIME PHOTOS

WHEN PORN PARTIES LED TO MURDER
Life was too dull for a former paratrooper so he turned to porn and drugs to get his thrills

HE MURDERED HIS FAMILY…THEN PLANNED A MASSACRE
An amateur filmmaker planning a Columbine-style shooting spree at school killed his family first so they wouldn’t be ashamed of him

HANGED – FOR THE SOUTHAMPTON KNOBKERRIE MURDER
A former Boer War cavalry captain was bludgeoned to death with a South African club…for a haul of just £7

WAS MARILYN MURDERED?
Was her death a suicide – or was she murdered by top figures in the US establishment because she had become a security risk?

RITUAL KILLING AT THE VICARAGE
Six weeks after killing a retired teacher the church-hating sadist struck again

AN EYE FOR AN EYE
An eye surgeon was stabbed more than 15 times and his skull fractured in what the police called a “blitz attack”

THE BLIND GIRL, THE CAT, AND A CUP OF TEA
Late at night, a blind tenant heard a scuffle and then her bedroom light being switched on. While the intruder left her alone, her landlady was not so fortunate

“NEW LIFE” WIDOW’S KILLER FOUND HANGED
A retired civil servant from Wiltshire who had gone to live in Goa was found lying in a pool of blood on her living-room floor

HUSBAND FAKED CAR CRASHES TO KILL WIVES
He managed to kill his first wife by burning her to death in a staged road “accident.” Five years later he tried a copycat killing on his second wife – but she survived to tell her terrifying story to police investigators

MASS MURDER IN THE NAME OF ECOLOGY
Police entered a millionaire surgeon’s burning property – only to discover a swimming pool containing five bullet-riddled bodies

VENGEANCE OF A JEALOUS HUSBAND
“I’ll kill you if you leave me!” he warned. His wife hid at her parents’ home and in his fury the threat became a triple-murder

“WHY DID YOU MURDER MY DAUGHTER?”
After 12 years of investigation a DNA match was made and Bonnie’s killer was identified

ONE WIFE TOO MANY
Sawing out her teeth and slicing off the fingertips, he reckoned he’d beat the CSI cops…

IRELAND’S HISTORY-MAKING MURDER TRIAL
Police photographs taken during the investigation were the first to be presented at an Irish murder trial

WHICH TWIN HANGED HEATHER?
A week before her divorce was to be finalised a woman’s badly decomposed body was found in a shallow grave. But had her husband or his twin killed her?

MURDER AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY
One man was killed and two wounded at the famous university’s oldest college

SHADOW OVER THE SOMME
Rapist crushed his victims to death

THE MAN WHO KILLED PROSTITUTES
A curious but horrific story from London and Newcastle

THE “YOU FORGOT TO SHOOT ME”MURDER
In a cruel set-up a mother dies in a hail of bullets in front of her son

RAPE-MURDER HORROR IN WELSH VILLAGE
The rape and murder of a 67-year-old grandmother

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