Master Detective

  • Master Detective June 2011

    With its racecourse gangs and its dirty weekend proximity to London, the Sussex seaside resort of Brighton enjoyed a raffish reputation

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2011

    Charlize Theron "When my mother killed my father"

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  • Master Detective May 2011

    Betty Smith was no prude. But even the broadminded have their limits and her RAF boyfriend David Williams overstepped hers

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  • Master Detective April 2011

    Sir David Attenborough, Britain’s foremost naturalist, has spent much of his life investigating and explaining the origins and idiosyncrasies of life

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  • Master Detective March 2011

    Did Susan kill to defend her honour? The trial judge left the jury in little doubt of the verdict he expected

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  • Master Detective February 2011

    The relatives of Scots Guardsman Paul McGee were mightily relieved when he left Basra and returned to Scotland to do recruiting work

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  • Master Detective January 2011

    In August 1994 the then Home Secretary announced that a computerised national register of DNA profiles for everybody arrested for criminal offences

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  • Master Detective December 2010

    On November 7th, 1783, John Austin became the last person executed at Tyburn,

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  • Master Detective November 2010

    An incredulous wife couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She said her husband Andrei couldn’t even kill a chicken

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  • Master Detective October 2010

    It was April 6th, 1917 – the day the United States declared war on Germany

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  • Master Detective September 2010

    For many who knew her, Jane Nagi was nothing but trouble. She was also an unlikely heroine

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  • Master Detective August 2010

    The magazine opens with a tragic case from the Isle of Wight where the prosecutor commented,

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  • Master Detective July 2010

    We have a pretty impressive archive of back issues, which we use all the time for research. But somewhere along the line we lost our only copy of our very first issue.

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  • Master Detective June 2010

    Serial killers are often depicted as cold, calculating fiends who carry on their gruesome pursuit with a terrifying and chilling intelligence.

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2010

    Police sent out a chilling warning to the kidnapper of a five-year-old girl

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  • Master Detective May 2010

    The fate of a British father of five was sealed from the moment he put his suitcase down in front of the Chinese customs officers.

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  • Master Detective April 2010

    On May 29th, 1868, over a thousand years of tradition in Britain and Ireland ended when capital punishment in public was ended.

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  • Master Detective February 2010

    The so-called Washington Sniper, John Allen Muhammad, was put to death by lethal injection in Virginia in November 2009.

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  • Master Detective January 2010

    This issue sees the start of two new series. The feature 30 Years Ago In Crime which takes a look at some of the headlines from years gone by.

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  • Master Detective December 2009

    He is considered to be a legend, a genius who transformed pop music in the 1960s. But of late Phil Spector

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  • Master Detective November 2009

    A sensational claim that 60s rock idol Jimi Hendrix was murdered has emerged in a new book by his road manager. The author alleges that Hendrix was murdered

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  • Master Detective October 2009

    The case was signed with the murder of a prostitute in her Norfolk home,

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  • Master Detective September 2009

    Rumour, hearsay, gossip and conjecture have swirled like a London fog around the infamous Whitechapel murders since the night they began long ago…

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  • Master Detective August 2009

    This month we continue the drama surrounding fervent Irish patriot Dr. Patrick Cronin who was last seen climbing into a horse-drawn rig in Chicago.

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  • Master Detective July 2009

    They were called the dynamiters and their mission was to begin a wave of terrorist attacks on England. They were ruled from America by the Triangle…

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  • Master Detective June 2009

    “When I read about the murders in the paper it was as if it was all a dream. Then I would resume my life as normal until the urge to kill the soldier came over me again and I’d go on the hunt again.

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2009

    The Harvey Nichols Murders Part 1 Death behind the perfume counter Part 2 Mistress murdered after shopping spree

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  • Master Detective May 2009

    In 1922 William and Helen Harkness were accused of the murder of a teenage girl. What came out at their trial above all else was the story of a desperate

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  • Master Detective April 2009

    The 999 caller had a 25-year history of personality problems relating to irritablity, anger control…

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  • Master Detective March 2009

    Back in the 1880s – then as now – Kingston Hill, bordering Richmond Park, was one of London’s most desirable residential districts…

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  • Master Detective February 2009

    A young lad made the discovery. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, 1955

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  • Master Detective January 2009

    After strangling his girlfriend in a school cycle shed, James Rivett went home and read a book. He then visited a friend before giving himself up

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  • Master Detective December 2008

    We have good reason to believe the killer or killers are local and we feel the crime will be solved with the help of townspeople

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  • Master Detective November 2008

    Just over seven years ago, in the September 2001 issue, Master Detective described Barry George’s conviction for the murder of Jill Dando as “The Verdict That Shocked The Nation.” From the very beginning there were doubts about the safety of George’s conv

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  • Master Detective October 2008

    Child-killer Thomas Nicholson regarded his trial and sentence of death as something of a joke and his manner only changed when his execution was imminent and he realised at last that there was to be no reprieve. There had been no petition for mercy – the

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  • Master Detective September 2008

    Capital punishment in the shape of double executions plays a big part in this month’s issue – to be more precise, double hangings in the UK

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  • Master Detective August 2008

    Elegant, studious, quietly spoken Jean-Claude Romand was a brilliant doctor, medical researcher and pillar of the local community. He worked on secret projects at the World Health Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, and was on the verge of a breakthrough

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  • Master Detective July 2008

    Quite by chance, religion seems to hold sway over this month’s issue. Psychopath Earle Nelson didn’t bother to cover his tracks, but for over a year this feral killer used his inhuman strength to rape and murder at will right across America

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  • Master Detective June 2008

    One of Master Detective’s key strengths is the willingness of our readers to get involved in shaping the content of the magazine

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  • Master Detective Summer Special 2008

    •34 years for Sally Anne Bowman’s killer. •The rise and fall of Ronnie & Reggie Kray. •Tape of death. Kathleen recorded her own murder.

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  • Master Detective May 2008

    Scotsman Kenny Richey had just one hour to go before they strapped him in the electric chair and pulled the lever

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  • Master Detective April 2008

    Who killed Freddie Mills? Was the ex-champion boxer victim of a gangland hit, or a suicidal serial killer,

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  • Master Detective March 2008

    For the criminologist, there are few cases as compelling as “the one that got away” – that is, the unsolved murder. For …

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  • Master Detective February 2008

    Who murdered Brian Jones? It’s a bold question, and one which assumes more than the law is prepared to admit. As you’ll …

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  • Master Detective January 2008

    The crime passionel – “that most Gallic of get-out-of-jail cards” – is under fire as never before. It’s a defence agains…

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  • Master Detective December 2007

    When he peeled away the last layer from the package the detective found himself gazing into shrunken, sightless eyes in …

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  • Master Detective November 2007

    It is easy to see events with the wisdom of hindsight but even if Judith Ridgway had been more aware that her “Marlboro …

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