True Detective Summer 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

“I TOOK CARE OF THE DIRTY LAUNDRY”
The body of a federal informant was finally found inside the boot of her car which had been submerged for seven years

INNOCENT MAN LOCKED UP FOR 27 YEARS
From Southampton, forensic science finally revealed the innocence of one man and the guilt of another

MYSTERY OF THE MARQUIS AND HIS MURDERED FAMILY
A French aristocrat was sought by Interpol to explain why his wife and children were all shot dead

THE BODY IN THE DUNG HEAP
Two juries at Monaghan Assizes acquitted a butcher of murder – at his third trial he was not so lucky

HE THREW WIFE’S HEAD FROM ROOFTOP
When a pregnant woman asked her husband for a divorce she could never have foreseen the horrific outcome…

“HE’LL KILL AGAIN,” SHE WARNED
A mother gave a chilling warning after her daughter’s killer was given probation

“MOMMA JUST MURDERED MY WIFE”
No mother wants her son to be hurt by another woman, but Graciela Guerra’s way of fixing her boy’s broken marriage ended in bloodshed…

UNIQUE EVIDENCE OF THE SIGNED STAMP
The wife and daughter of a Pembrokeshire landowner went in search of him when he didn’t come home for lunch. His body was later discovered at the bottom of a clay-pit

FATHER AND SON TO DIE FOR BANK PLOT
A bomb technician made a fatal mistake when he brought a suspect box that had been left outside a bank inside to examine it

COP WHO THOUGHT HE KNEW HOW TO KILL
A police officer in Michigan crept into his estranged wife’s home, killed her and then tried to make it look like suicide

PORTSMOUTH’S STRANGE CASE OF THE BORED PROSTITUTE…
A jealous seaman slashed his girlfriend’s throat when she rejected him

ON THE ROAD WITH A HIT-MAN
Many years after sentencing, Thomas Eugene Creech remains on Death Row…but is he really one of the worst killers America has ever known?

NORFOLK’S CASE OF THE DEADLY RAT-CATCHER
After shooting a policeman the local rat-catcher put forward a plea of insanity – his lawyer said that whenever he fired his gun he believed he was shooting at rats

SEX CHANGE KILLER CAUGHT BY FINGERPRINTS
Seventeen years after a transvestite shot his lover in a motel room the law finally caught up with the now post-operative transsexual woman

SERIAL KILLER OF THE BRONX
Killings that inspired a movie

LONDON’S KILLER IN THE FOG
A West End dancer’s throat was cut outside her mother’s flat

A COMPULSION TO KILL…AND DIE?
A Paris town councillor planned to massacre his colleagues

WAS WAYNE WILLIAMS WRONGED?
Did he kill dozens of children in Atlanta or was he the victim of a conspiracy and cover-up?

DAD’S DEADLY DAUGHTER
Fifteen-year-old Kaleigh Fryer had more than pubescent ranting on her mind…she was plotting murder

ANOTHER VICTIM FOR THE ONE-EYED BEAST OF BERKSHIRE
A triple-killer was trapped by scientific evidence

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