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  • True Crime January 2019

    One suitcase contained the severed head of the male teenage victim…

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    True Detective January 2019

    Handsome, long-haired and well-spoken, Kiwi national John Tanner…

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  • Master Detective December 2018

    Derbyshire’s Peak District has long been a popular destination for tourists seeking fresh air and beautiful countryside…

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  • True Detective December 2018

    Welcome to this special December issue of True Detective in which the distinctive vintage cover

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  • True Crime November 2018

    Why had the Chinese couple been murdered? Police had an idea that the crime was linked…

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  • Master Detective November 2018

    Who raped and murdered four-year-old Betty Alexander? Glasgow’s horrific crime

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  • True Detective November 2018

    Sophie Lionnet was a shy Frenchwoman who had come to London in 2016 to look after a couple’s two young boys…

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  • True Crime October 2018

    He went on TV to beg his missing wife to return home. But 42-year-old Hampshire businessman Mike Gifford-Hull…

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  • Master Detective October 2018

    Policemen across the globe rightly have the reputation for being trustworthy – but the despicable crimes of Russian serial-killing rapist cop…

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  • True Detective October 2018

    Available in the shops September 5th, 2018

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  • Murder Most Foul No.110

    Published October 25th, 2018

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  • True Crime September 2018

    The death of teenage wife Elizabeth Ann Sharpe was horrific but her killer’s demise at the hands of the executioner…

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  • Master Detective September 2018

    This month we look at the controversial case of Huddersfield farmer Alfred Moore…

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  • True Detective September 2018

    In Child’s Hands Cut Off, a troubled marriage leads to horrific events in Accrington…

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  • True Crime August 2018

    “Have you found the body yet? There will be four more…

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  • Master Detective August 2018

    Child-murders from these shores and mysterious child abductions from down under feature prominently…

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  • True Detective August 2018

    “When I was with him, it was as though I was under some sort of spell,”

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  • True Crime July 2018

    Jealous Midlands killers William Meffen and William Cowle had both brutally slain women…

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  • Master Detective July 2018

    A sleepover seemed like a fun idea to Payton Lautner, 12. Trouble was, her two pals were intent on becoming violent proxies for a digital myth called The Slenderman…

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2018

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  • True Crime Summer Special 2018

    One by one, he methodically strangled all four children…

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  • True Detective July 2018

    “I put the head in a pot, popped the lid on and lit the stove…

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  • Murder Most Foul No.109

    Published July 26th, 2018

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  • True Crime June 2018

    Cornish teenager Caroline Dickinson was on a school trip to Brittany…

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  • Master Detective June 2018

    Two key anniversaries in the history of the British justice system feature…

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  • True Detective June 2018

    Freddie Mills was a sporting hero, TV star and nightclub owner known to millions in 60s Britain…

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  • True Crime May 2018

    How a Sussex child’s nightmare led police to expose her love-cheat father as a brutal killer…

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  • Master Detective May 2018

    This is the first part of the not-to-be-missed definitive story of the notorious 1969 Manson Murders…

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  • True Detective May 2018

    When teenager Conrad Roy was found dead in his pick-up truck as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning…

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  • True Crime April 2018

    A series of horrific mutilation murders of teenage girls shocked the northern city of Manchester…

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  • Master Detective April 2018

    It’s now more than 50 years since 25-year-old Patricia Docker was horrifically murdered by an unknown killer…

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  • True Detective April 2018

    Incredibly, in the case of Texan teacher Irene Garza, more than five decades would pass by before her suspected killer found himself before a jury…

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  • True Crime Spring Special 2018

    Out Now from True Crime Library, in the shops March 8th, 2018

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2018

    Collection of stories from your favourite crime magazines…OUT NOW!!!

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  • True Crime March 2018

    In 2008, Mark Dixie was imprisoned for life for the rape and murder of teenager Sally Anne Bowman…

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  • Master Detective March 2018

    The recent death of Mafia “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Totò” Riina makes our new series…

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  • True Detective March 2018

    Obsessive killer Tracy Kauffman poses with a gun in a remarkable image accompanying Trip To Vegas…

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  • True Crime February 2018

    It was January 1976 when schoolgirl Janet Commins was found raped and suffocated…

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  • Master Detective February 2018

    The gruesome two-year killing spree of Peter Manuel, the Beast of Birkenshaw, will never be forgotten. Nor should it be…

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  • True Detective February 2018

    For nearly two years the death of vulnerable 58-year-old Londoner Peter Fasoli was recorded as an accident…

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  • True Crime January 2018

    A murder investigation was launched when a woman’s body, naked from the waist down, was found in a Dublin street…

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  • Master Detective January 2018

    Lesley Whittle was just 17 when she was abducted from her Shropshire home by Dennis Neilson, the Black Panther…

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  • True Detective January 2018

    The death of brave former Birmingham estate agent and one-time Michael Sams…

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 107

    She was a New Orleans police officer, he was a small-time teenage dope dealer…

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  • True Crime December, 2017

    Christmas is meant to be a time of goodwill to all men. For William Barber – shot dead in his own home in 1930s County Down…

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  • Master Detective December 2017

    In 1995 Britain was shocked by the murder of little Sophie Hook. “You are a fiend and your crimes are every parent’s worst nightmare come to pass…

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  • True Detective December 2017

    To many people Steve Wright was just a quiet, unassuming chap who only became animated…

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  • True Crime November 2017

    Eight-year-old Aberdeen girl Helen Priestly only popped out to the shop for a loaf of bread…

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2017

    We bring you a concentrated dose of the best stories from across the world, reporting many aspects of murder…

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  • Master Detective November 2017

    He led the team of law enforcement agents famously dubbed “the Untouchables” and his tenacious efforts…

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  • True Detective November 2017

    Lifelong criminal and fantasist Sidney Noble was a psychopathic con-man who preyed on the elderly, drugging them to steal their cash…

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  • True Crime October 2017

    A judge described the killings of Lincolnshire mother Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie as a “terrible crime.”

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  • Master Detective October 2017

    Executions are something of a rarity in the US state of Colorado. It’s exactly 20 years ago this month that killer Gary Davis was put to death…

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  • True Detective October 2017

    As war raged in Europe a British subject broadcast Nazi propaganda over the airwaves…

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  • True Crime September 2017

    “I have been murdered,” Evelyn Foster told her mother shortly before her agonising death…

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  • Master Detective September 2017

    A killer who claimed he was possessed by the spirit of notorious Prohibition-era gangster Jack “Legs” Diamond…

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  • True Detective September 2017

    How the Moors Murderers Enjoyed Killing, was prompted by a recent event

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  • True Crime August 2017

    Michael Ryan was a loner and fantasist who brought misery and chaos to the Berkshire town of Hungerford 30 years ago this month

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  • Master Detective August 2017

    The French A6 road, much used by British motorists driving from Paris to the Mediterranean, is generally

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  • True Detective August 2017

    The Cambridge Rapist – How He Terrified The City,

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  • True Crime July 2017

    Mystery of the locked cubicle…

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  • Master Detective July 2017

    Was the late 60s TV playwright Jimmy O’Connor a killer or the victim…

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  • True Detective July 2017

    In 2008, news reports about Austrian father from hell Josef Fritzl stunned all those who read them…

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  • Summer Specials 2017

    Buy all 3 Summer Specials 2017

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  • True Crime Summer Special 2017

    Eight victims for the happy face killer…

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2017

    In 1969 the Rolling Stones’ guitarist was found dead in his own swimming pool

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2017

    Smiling Karla Faye Tucker – The Pickaxe Killer…

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 105

    Many killers, of course, get away with murder – but those who do, few later then turn confessor and admit the crime to the authorities…

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  • True Crime June 2017

    15-year-old girl murdered on a crowded train…

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  • Master Detective June 2017

    Public executions were major crowd-pulling events in 19th-century Britain and Ireland,

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  • True Detective June 2017

    When her husband drowned while on a luxury holiday in Barbados six years ago, the life of best-selling children’s author Helen Bailey was changed forever.

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  • True Crime May 2017

    12 Die in Cumbria Massacre… 2 Irish Sisters Were Hanged In Public…

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  • Master Detective May 2017

    Teacher Stephanie Scott was about to get married when she fell into the clutches…

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  • True Detective May 2017

    For the past 15 years condemned British passport holder Linda Carty has been incarcerated on Death Row in Texas

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  • True Crime April 2017

    The recent BBC dramatisation Rillington Place brought the ghastly events that went on at No. 10,

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  • Master Detective April 2017

    Scotland’s Classic Cases takes us to Dundee this month as we focus on the still unsolved Templeton Woods murders of 1979 and 1980…

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  • True Detective April 2017

    For many teenagers growing up in the 1970s, a paper round was considered a safe, quick and easy way to earn some cash…

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  • Murder Most Foul No.104

    the American author of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet had an enviable lifestyle…

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  • True Crime March 2017

    She grew up to become one of Britain’s best-loved writers having created the Adrian Mole diaries…

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  • Master Detective March 2017

    Claim your free book by clicking here Inside the Mind Of The Sex Killer

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  • True Crime Spring Special 2017

    From Northumbria, the story of Raoul Moat, a violent nightclub bouncer with a grudge against the police

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2017

    A concentration dose of the best stories from across the world…

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  • True Detective March 2017

    We venture back to the 80s for Cardiff’s Case Of The Skeleton In The Carpet

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  • True Crime February 2017

    As “cold and calculating” Swindon cabbie Christopher Halliwell’s whole-life sentence gets under way…

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  • Master Detective February 2017

    How a lucky break helped police finally solve the horrific murder in her own home of schoolgirl Yiannoulla “Lucy” Yianni

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  • True Detective February 2017

    When Gloucestershire woman Caroline Roberts died aged 61 last year…

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  • Master Detective January 2017

    Forty years ago this month double-murderer Gary Gilmore was executed by firing squad

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  • True Crime January 2017

    Teenager William Sleath and his older work colleague James Ward were pals…

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  • True Detective January 2017

    We’ve published lists of hangings before, but never on this scale…

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 103

    Who killed Olive Wilkinson? Nearly three-and-a-half decades after the 37-year-old Lincolnshire woman’s untimely demise in June 1983…

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  • True Crime December 2016

    What really happened to Claudia Lawrence? Why did Christy gun down her daughters?

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  • Master Detective December 2016

    For the city of Glasgow, Tuesday, July 15th, 1969, was a day like no other.

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  • True Detective December 2016

    Barbara Graham, dubbed “Bloody Babs” by the press, was just 31 when she was executed in the gas chamber

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  • True Crime November 2016

    Major British murder cases with Bristol’s ‘Mad Impulse’ killer

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  • Master Detective November 2016

    It was 1980 when the prison door slammed shut, and Californian Michael Hanline was beginning a life sentence for murder he didn’t commit…

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  • True Crime Winter Special 2016

    Why did the South African “Blade Runner” shoot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day??

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2016

    DNA evidence finally nailed the real killer of a 19-year-old whose body was found in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Club

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  • True Detective November 2016

    Continuing our series on The Memorable Trials of Norman Birkett…

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  • True Crime October 2016

    How dedicated police work and a scientific breakthrough solved the 30-year-old murders of two 16-year-old South Wales girls

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  • Master Detective October 2016

    How on earth did it happen? The Jonestown, Guyana murder-suicide of 918 members of the People’s Temple cult in 1978

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  • True Detective October 2016

    James Hanratty, the subject of this month’s Crimes That Made The Headlines

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 101

    For more than 20 years Harry Crawford lived a lie,

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 102

    Classic murders cases from around the world…

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  • True Crime September 2016

    Irishman John Lynch was affectionately known as “Uncle Paddy” by the children in the Edinburgh tenement.

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  • Master Detective September 2016

    In The Footsteps Of Jack The Ripper, in which we’ll be looking at the other murders to have taken place in “Blood Alley”

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  • True Detective September 2016

    When 15-year-old day-school pupil Amelia “Millie” Jeffs  vanished after leaving her West Ham home on a Friday night

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  • True Crime August 2016

    “I can’t live with you, I can’t live without you,” warned John Martin, the musician husband of Natalia Strelchenko, in a text message

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  • Master Detective August 2016

    Two Burmese men face execution following the murders of British pair Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao…

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  • True Detective August 2016

    Norman Birkett’s place in legal history seems assured – and in his long and distinguished career…

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  • Master Detective July 2016

    J. Edgar Hoover was still in his twenties when the call came to head up America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation

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  • True Detective July 2016

    The haunting and enduring Green Bicycle Mystery comes into focus…

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  • Murder Most Foul No.100

    Welcome to the 100th edition…

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  • True Crime July 2016

    When Constable George Gutteridge stopped a pair of car thieves in rural Essex he would have had no idea of the horrific fate about to be dealt him

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  • Master Detective June 2016

    In Britain, August 1987 is remembered for the events at Hungerford, Berkshire, when 27-year-old Michael Ryan went on a horrific killing spree

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  • True Detective June 2016

    Faced with the problem that many killers had faced before him, the plumber panicked – then he remembered…

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  • Master Detective May 2016

    When a sword-wielding young man, dressed up like the Star Wars character Darth Vader, visited the Kronan School in Sweden

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    True Detective May 2016

    It’s nearly 22 years since Nicole Brown, the ex-wife of O.J. Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman were horrifically slain

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  • True Crime June 2016

    Horror tale from Peterborough of the couple whose relationship ended in a brutal murder – and bloody dismemberment…

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  • True Crime May 2016

    Major British murder trials – Peter became a serial killer…

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  • Summer Specials 2016

    All 3 will be sent out together on June 9th, 2016

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  • True Crime Summer Special 2016

    Patrick Mackay : The mad thoughts of a murderous psychopath…

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2016

    Published May 26th, 2016

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2016

    Published May 12th, 2016

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  • Master Detective April 2016

    Twisted Amanda Taylor wanted revenge – and she was determined that her father-in-law was going to pay the price..

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  • True Crime April 2016

    Londoner Francis Harrison had once aspired to write like Edgar Allan Poe…

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  • True Detective April 2016

    Serial child-killer Robert Black’s unexpected death in January this year

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  • True Crime March 2016

    Burglars found a couple dead during their break-in

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  • Master Detective March 2016

    A focus on Manchester Murders this month…

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  • True Detective March 2016

    Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare the new Fred and Rose

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  • True Crime Spring Special 2016

    Fred and Rose West tortured and raped numerous young women and girls, murdering at least 12, including their own family members

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2016

    When porn parties led to murder!!!

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  • True Crime February 2016

    When Andrew Hunter pleaded on TV for information about his missing wife Lynda he was hiding a dark secret…

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  • True Detective February 2016

    Sixty years ago this month, Britain’s top executioner Albert Pierrepoint suddenly resigned…

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  • True Crime January 2016

    Darby Sabini – The incredible double-length story of the cool-headed mobster who dominated the London underworld

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  • Master Detective February 2016

    When four boys bird-nesting in Hagley Wood, near Stourbridge,

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  • Master Detective January 2016

    John Wayne Thomson is “the reason why the death penalty is still relevant,”

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  • True Detective January 2016

    Does a mass murderer deserve to be executed for his crimes, or is life imprisonment the greater?

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  • True Crime December 2015

    Welsh labourer George Carter’s car was his pride and joy. So when his wife Ruby fell pregnant with a second child…

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  • Master Detective December 2015

    Breaking Bad was a hugely successful TV show and Jason Hart copied the practical advice featured in the show…

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  • True Detective December 2015

    Many people would later call him monstrous, deranged, or demonic. But 25-year-old Charles Whitman was an intelligent…

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  • True Crime November 2015

    When three dead bodies were discovered in an Oxfordshire council house…

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  • Master Detective November 2015

    It’s 16 years since Gary Heidnik, the subject of this month’s One Life Of Crime, w

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  • True Detective November 2015

    Playboy Bunny Eve Stratford was beautiful and ambitious – and seemingly destined for a life of glamour…

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  • True Crime October 2015

    As Britain’s most notorious gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray once again hit the big screen in the new film Legend, we present the inside story of their reign of terror, written by one who knew them…

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  • Master Detective October 2015

    “I wasn’t worried about losing my property or never seeing my girlfriend again. It was just in my mind to go down to Port Arthur and kill a lot of people.”

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  • True Crime Winter Special 2015

    The policeman that killed to stop the wedding!!

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2015

    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

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  • True Detective October 2015

    Robert Durst, the cross-dressing US property tycoon with a history that suggests he’s a very dangerous man

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  • True Crime September 2015

    Babes in the wood murderer dies in secret…

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  • Master Detective September 2015

    “A lot of people are encumbered with a mechanism called guilt. I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”

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  • True Detective September 2015

    True Detective is renowned for its coverage of the most intriguing true crime stories

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  • Murder Most Foul No. 98

    Charlie Starkweather had a speech impediment and his eyesight was poor. But this 19-year-old Nebraskan misfit also had the swagger of James Dean

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  • True Crime August 2015

    His Facebook postings showed him enjoying a luxurious lifestyle. But in reality he was a young misfit who was …

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  • Master Detective August 2015

    Is it really possible to commit suicide by strangling yourself to death? I

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  • True Detective August 2015

    On Monday, November 1st, 1965, 23-year-old David Chapman was convicted of the murder of a 65-year-old swimming-pool nightwatchman

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  • True Crime July 2015

    The Alice Gross tragedy – when the 14-year-old London schoolgirl vanished…

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