Master Detective

  • 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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  • Master Detective September 2012

    As 2,300 volts shot through Allen “Tiny” Davis’s vast frame his whole body arched upwards like a rocket about to take off

     
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  • Master Detective August 2012

    The handyman at the Woodbine Inn had gone missing and when Harry’s crushed body was found the questions began – where did he die, why had the date of his birth been altered and who stood to benefit from his demise?

     
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  • Master Detective July 2012

    At the time the scene at Durham Assizes early in 1948 seemed like the end of a story, not the beginning

     
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  • Master Detective June 2012

    He is a man who may well carry his secrets to the grave, even though he was caught by DNA 33 years

     
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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2012

    Jack Abbott – Norman Mailer’s lethal pupil An award-winning author’s protégé was released from prison but killed again

     
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  • Master Detective May 2012

    When she went to prison Debra Brown’s three children were young

     
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  • Master Detective April 2012

    Over the last two months Master Detective has focused on the crimes and execution of Barbara Graham

     
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  • Master Detective March 2012

    The controversial murder cases in the early 1950s led to the UK Homicide Act of 1957

     
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  • Master Detective February 2012

    In 1940 as in 1952, the law in the UK was unequivocal. If two people engaged in a crime shared a resolution to resist a police officer by violence

     
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  • Master Detective January 2012

    Despite the best efforts of the Metropolitan Police, assisted by American military police, Charles Connelly was allowed to slip through the proverbial net

     
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  • Master Detective December 2011

    When the killer of Freddy Morton dropped to oblivion at Armley Prison, Leeds, in 1934

     
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    Master Detective November 2011

    Two family killings, separated by four decades and thousands of miles, punctuate this month’s issue. In each case, a mother and her young children seem to have died at the hands of a previously loving husband and father

     
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    Master Detective October 2011

    Jennifer knew the best way to avoid trouble, or so she thought. Panic-stricken by the maniac who began to shout abuse at her

     
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    Master Detective September 2011

    No one can say with any certainty if Richard Brinkley killed more than two people. But one thing is sure – as soon as he got to know a woman she did not have long to live, read this great story from Croydon, Surrey.

     
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