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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 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 Detective October 2018

    Available in the shops September 5th, 2018

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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 Detective August 2018

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

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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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  • 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 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 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 Detective Spring Special 2018

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

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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 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 Detective January 2018

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

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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 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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  • 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 Detective October 2017

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

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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 Detective August 2017

    The Cambridge Rapist – How He Terrified The City,

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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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  • True Detective Summer Special 2017

    Smiling Karla Faye Tucker – The Pickaxe Killer…

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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 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 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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  • 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 Detective February 2017

    When Gloucestershire woman Caroline Roberts died aged 61 last year…

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  • True Detective January 2017

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

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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 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 Detective October 2016

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

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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 Detective August 2016

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

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  • True Detective July 2016

    The haunting and enduring Green Bicycle Mystery comes into focus…

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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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    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 Detective April 2016

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

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  • True Detective March 2016

    Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare the new Fred and Rose

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2016

    When porn parties led to murder!!!

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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 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 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 Detective November 2015

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

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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 Detective September 2015

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

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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 Detective July 2015

    A horrific double-murder at the Cameo cinema in Liverpool sparked what was, in 1949, the biggest murder investigation in Britain.

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2015

    Collection of stories from True Detective, True Crime, Master Detective & Murder Most Foul

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  • True Detective June 2015

    When Barry Williams killed five people in one dreadful hour in 1978,

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  • True Detective May 2015

    When Gary Mark Gilmore was executed by firing squad in the US state of Utah on a grim day nearly four decades ago,

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  • True Detective April 2015

    She was a stunningly attractive former model; he was a handsome, self-made millionaire.

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  • True Detective March 2015

    The schoolboy who made history for the most dubious of reasons when he murdered his Spanish teacher…

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2015

    True Crime stories from around the world

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  • True Detective February 2015

    Oscar Pistorius used to be best known for his incredible sporting achievements on the athletics track. Now,

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  • True Detective January 2015

    A new year offers the perfect chance to start a diary. And for TD it’s no different. Which is why you’ll see in this, our first edition of 2015, a great new series to keep you enthralled and entertained over the coming 12 months.

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  • True Detective December 2014

    Armed with a carving knife and wearing a balaclava and other gear to disguise his identity, IT technician and computer-game enthusiast Wayne Smith

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  • True Detective November 2014

    It’s not often that True Detective makes a court appearance itself…

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2014

    Collection of True Crime stories from around the world

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  • True Detective October 2014

    American serial-killer Tommy Lynn Sells claimed to have killed countless men, women and children

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  • True Detective September 2014

    When Kent couple Lee and Anne-Marie Birch converted a hair salon in Westgate-on-Sea…

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  • True Detective August 2014

    An unpaid cheque for just over two thousand dollars to America’s Internal Revenue Service was the straw that…

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  • True Detective July 2014

    Ben Novack Jnr was the proud owner of the first ever Batman comic – valued at more than one million dollars…

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2014

    Murder stories from around the world

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  • True Detective June 2014

    Joanna Dennehy phoned her seven-foot-three admirer to sing him Britney Spears’s hit “Oops, I Did It Again!

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  • True Detective May 2014

    Social networking is now a phenomenon that engrosses many of us…

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  • True Detective April 2014

    Two small wayside crosses stand near the junction of Folly Farm crossroads on the northern outskirts of Hungerford

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  • True Detective March 2014

    It was a cleverly worded advert, and for the 100 or so men who applied, it seemed too good to be true

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2014

    20 Blood chilling murder cases

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  • True Detective February 2014

    True Detective February: A hangman with three assistants and one of the condemned men smoking a cigarette en route to the gallows were all part of an unusual double-execution in London in the summer of 1927…

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  • True Detective January 2014

    It’s difficult to know where to start in this 12-story, extra-pages issue

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  • True Detective December 2013

    “I’m wanted by the police and I’ve just done two coppers,” the man calmly told the officer at the counter…

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  • True Detective November 2013

    True Detective receives many letters but few more interesting than the one that recalls the case

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2013

    Collection of stories from around the world

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  • True Detective October 2013

    The abduction of little April Jones early in October 2012 quickly became national and international news

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  • True Detective September 2013

    In July 1906 farmer James Morris was found lying in a roadside ditch. This was near the entrance to a wood about a mile from the town of Keady, County Armagh, Ireland

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  • True Detective August 2013

    “Here she comes, lads.” Someone else glanced at his watch. It was 3.10 a.m. on a warm, moonless night in August 1963…

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  • True Detective July 2013

    When the hire car Stephen Seddon was driving veered off the road into the Bridgewater Canal in Timperley, Manchester, he was hailed a hero after helping to

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2013

    Her ice cream parlour was the chic place to be, but she had no time for disappointing lovers. So she shot them, cut them up, put the parts into ice cream tubs

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  • True Detective June 2013

    Nicola Edgington was different from the rest of us. She was both dangerous and desperate and she was crying out for help in a bid to combat the internal horror

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  • True Detective May 2013

    “Crime is my business and I enjoy it. I’ve spent a lifetime stalking villains, searching for missing bodies and talking to killers"

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  • True Detective April 2013

    The murder of farmer Maurice “Moss” Moore in the hamlet of Reamore, County Kerry, Ireland

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  • True Detective March 2013

    Remember that old cliché that lightning never strikes twice? Well it does and with vicious cruelty

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2013

    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.

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  • True Detective February 2013

    As if the Church of England didn’t have enough on its hands with the controversies surrounding homosexual marriage

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  • True Detective January 2013

    All Eastbourne was agog in July 1956 when it was learned that detectives were looking into the death of 50-year-old Mrs. Gertrude Hullett

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  • True Detective December 2012

    As he swayed across the stage with David Bowie in rock extravaganzas in Britain and the US

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  • True Detective November 2012

    It’s 50 years this month since the last executions for murders committed in Manchester

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2012

    Michelle borrowed a stranger’s mobile phone to call her friends but they would never see her alive again.

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  • True Detective October 2012

    “Babes,” Jim Red Dog wrote, “I went crazy last night and killed Hugh…

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  • True Detective September 2012

    Fruit and vegetable wholesaler Nat Fraser found himself in an extraordinary situation. Back in 2003 he had become only the third person in Scotland to be convicted of murder

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    True Detective August 2012

    In the eyes of officialdom, public executions were a deterrent, a solemn warning of the penalty awaiting those who committed murder

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  • True Detective July 2012

    Radiating boyish charm and a wholesome image, 25-year-old Lonnie Barron didn’t drink, didn’t smoke and didn’t swear. He kissed babies, complimented old ladies and praised fellow-performers

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2012

    Why Jill Dando’s killer may never be found

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    True Detective June 2012

    It was a case that attracted a huge outcry in America with public opinion firmly behind one terrified mother

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  • True Detective May 2012

    It was March 21st, 1975, and 23-year-old Patrick Mackay was sitting on the edge of the bath looking down at the mutilated

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  • True Detective April 2012

    Last 3 remaining…

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  • True Detective March 2012

    When prison officers at Frankland Prison in County Durham finally caught up with and subdued lifer Damien Fowkes

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2012

    This collection of cases from the pages of True Detective, Master Detective, True Crime and Murder Most Foul

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  • True Detective February 2012

    For 20 long, pitifully agonising minutes one Sunday evening in the Spring Edward Walsh beat his pregnant wife Mary with a lump of wood

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  • True Detective January 2012

    The Yorkshire town of Holmfirth became famous for the hit TV comedy series Last Of The Summer Wine, but the laughter gave way to tragedy and revulsion in February 2011

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  • True Detective December 2011

    For teenager Scarlett Keeling, life had never been so exciting. Instead of enduring the British winter and attending her school in Bideford, Devon

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  • True Detective November 2011

    Welcome to a bumper issue of True Detective, with 12 complete stories PLUS regulars such as Execution USA and The World¹s Worst Killers!

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  • True Detective Winter Special 2011

    All Erin Dukes wanted was a divorce but her husband refused to accept it

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  • True Detective October 2011

    His father left him one of the best livings in the region, but René Pons had a dislike for farm work and a distinct weakness for women

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  • True Detective September 2011

    Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to be involved in or even witness a fatal road accident will tell you it is a horrible sight. So it was in the middle of a May night in 1994 when a 4×4, swerving to avoid a biker, careered off a remote road

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  • True Detective August 2011

    a relative of a friend of mine called Lily Waterhouse, was battered and strangled to death in her own bedroom in Leeds

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  • True Detective July 2011

    Accidentally falling pregnant once may be a mistake, but falling pregnant five times must be a pathological condition…

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  • True Detective Summer Special 2011

    Queen’s pilot was a cross-dressing torture killer…

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  • True Detective June 2011

    Back in the 19th century many children were to be found working in pubs. Catherine Dennis, 15, was just one of them

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  • True Detective May 2011

    The man chuckled and had a celebratory drink when he was found not guilty of battering a young mother to death with a stone in a country lane. He laughed because he knew the truth was that he did kill her.

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  • True Detective April 2011

    Did farmer John Hornick murder loner James Redmond close to the latter’s gypsy-style caravan in County Wexford that chilly January day

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  • True Detective March 2011

    Although she didn’t know it at the time, the life, love and the murder committed by Catherine Thorpe was the exact blueprint for the life

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  • True Detective Spring Special 2011

    The naked body of a sunbather was discovered on a secluded beach in Australia. It took 17 years for forensic evidence to catch up with the killer

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  • True Detective February 2011

    “It must have been about 12.15 a.m. when we left the hotel. The night was fine so I suggested a walk

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  • True Detective January 2011

    It was the age-old story – a young man wanted to dump his current girlfriend in favour of another.

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  • True Detective December 2010

    Depriving little children of life for sheer sexual gratification is the vilest crime in the criminal catalogue

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  • True Detective November 2010

    When 41-year-old taxi driver Stuart Ludlam arrived at Cromford station

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