Master Detective

  • 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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  • Master Detective November 2018

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

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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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  • Master Detective September 2018

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

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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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  • 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

    Available from True Crime Library NOW!!!

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  • Master Detective June 2018

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

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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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  • 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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  • Master Detective March 2018

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Master Detective November 2017

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Master Detective July 2017

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

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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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  • Master Detective June 2017

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

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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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  • 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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  • Master Detective March 2017

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

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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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  • Master Detective January 2017

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Master Detective March 2016

    A focus on Manchester Murders this month…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Master Detective August 2015

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

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  • Master Detective July 2015

    How should the law deal with a teenage killer?

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  • Master Detective June 2015

    Escaping from the Mecklenburg Correctional Center in Richmond, Virginia, was meant to be impossible

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2015

    Available now from True Crime Library

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  • Master Detective May 2015

    Sharon Marshall was a girl without any past or future thanks to the horrific and heartbreaking life she’d to endure with her “daddy.”

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  • Master Detective April 2015

    The Serpent. The extraordinary story of serial killer Charles Sobhraj

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  • Master Detective March 2015

    Freda Rumbold might not be the most famous British husband-killer but she is, nevertheless,

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  • Master Detective February 2015

    Spendthrift Alabama mum Marie Hilley had become bored with her 24-year marriage…

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  • Master Detective January 2015

    William Edmunds was one of the British killers sentenced to death in the mid-1950s…

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  • Master Detective December 2014

    It’s 50 years since the great soul singer Sam Cooke met his sudden end in a motel in LA

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  • Master Detective November 2014

    Should there be a limit on the number of years a case can lie cold before a prosecution is brought?

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  • Master Detective October 2014

    Edith Thompson’s execution in 1923 for the murder of her husband may have been one of the greatest miscarriages in the history of British justice

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  • Master Detective September 2014

    A crime of passion in Essex, mind-boggling savagery in Yorkshire, one of London’s most enduring prostitute murder mysteries, an extraordinary abduction-jailbreak…

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  • Master Detective August 2014

    Some of our most knowledgeable crime buffs may be surprised to learn that the last execution for rape…

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  • Master Detective July 2014

    Marc Dutroux has been making headlines again in his native Belgium…

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  • Master Detective June 2014

    Born in Italy and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts, trusting Roberto Troyan was a wealthy artistic socialite who,

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2014

    Collection of real life crime

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  • Master Detective May 2014

    Marvin Gaye, the golden boy of soul music, the debonair Prince of Motown lay dead in his parents house…

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  • Master Detective April 2014

    Lynda Lyon Block harboured a massive grudge against society. Anyone in uniform, any official, any edict or law

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  • Master Detective March 2014

    “It was haunting me for twenty years,” the killer admitted.

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  • Master Detective February 2014

    “I must have lifted the axe and hit her,” another killer admitted. “I don’t know how many times

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  • Master Detective January 2014

    July 8th, 1965, saw one of the most audacious and meticulously-planned prison breaks in British criminal history

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  • Master Detective December 2013

    “Calling All Amateur Maigrets – How Good A Detective Are You?”

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  • Master Detective November 2013

    Few people can be unaware that November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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  • Master Detective October 2013

    February 12th, 1934, was a special day for two decidedly different reasons. Firstly, it was the birthday of former US president Abraham Lincoln

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  • Master Detective September 2013

    Family killings seem to dominate this issue of Master Detective

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  • Master Detective August 2013

    William Murfitt was a man to be envied. He was a wealthy, enterprising farmer with 1,000 acres near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk…

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  • Master Detective July 2013

    From Wales. No one has yet explained why a serial rapist was allowed to go free…

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  • Master Detective June 2013

    As their trial at Norwich Crown Court drew to a close in January 2013, the two accused began blaming each other for the murder

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2013

    Collection of cases from around the world packed with 20 all true murder stories

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  • Master Detective May 2013

    Samuel Little was proud of his position as cashier at the Dublin terminus of Ireland’s Midland Great Western Railway

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  • Master Detective April 2013

    The witnesses reeled in disbelief as the victim foamed at the mouth, writhed and sweated, and the death-room

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  • Master Detective March 2013

    When teenager Kyle Smith set fire to the men’s toilets at an air force base in Oklahoma in 2010

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  • Master Detective February 2013

    When wannabe Wiltshire serial killer Christopher Halliwell was arrested in 2011 for killing a woman he actually admitted two murders, but he was only prosecuted for one because of a police error over the second. Intrigued?

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  • Master Detective January 2013

    Yorkshire lass Linda Cook’s strangled body was found in a local lovers’ lane in September 1963. The case baffled the police and is still unsolved today. So someone out there knows more about the murder than they are saying.

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  • Master Detective December 2012

    Journalist Junita Nielsen bristled with anger when she heard that the authorities planned to pull down a street of Victorian houses in the middle of Sydney, Australia

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  • Master Detective November 2012

    Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed have been jailed for a very long time in a trial that pitted daughter against daughter and husband against wife.

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  • Master Detective October 2012

    “I have no conscience, I don’t believe in man, God, nor Devil…I hate the whole damn human race

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