Charlize Theron and the terrible tragedy of her mother killing her father. There are three Australian cases in this issue – one of which, is a classic whodunit. Did mild-mannered Andrew Fitzherbert really unleash his uncharacteristic fury on Kathleen Mar
How did a slightly built woman, weighing only 112lbs, have the strength to kill her husband, chop him up with a power saw, stuff his body into three suitcases, and throw them over Chesapeake Bay Bridge? The jury didn’t know but decided it was possible, an
This issue tackles the thorny subject of capital punishment in Australia and the United States. We have compiled a definitive list of the men and women hanged in Australia between 1900 and 1967 and relate the controversial case of Ronald Ryan, the last ma
Deadly women can be found on any continent but Australian Katherine Knight must be one of the most vicious. She cold-bloodedly made love to her partner of seven years then stabbed him repeatedly as he desperately tried to escape from her. What happened ne
Truth is stranger than fiction, they say, and this issue of True Detective certainly confirms that. Nick Yarris’s story could not have been made up. After spending 23 years on Death Row for a crime he did not commit, Nick became the first man in…
Do you believe in miracles? Ashley Smith did and persuaded the man who was holding her hostage in her apartment to believe in them too. Not only did Ashley persuade him to give himself up, she also converted him to Christianity. Now he wants to spread the
Her relationship was a sham masquerading as "the best marriage in the universe," Nancy Kissel confided to a friend in an email from Hong Kong, where she and her husband were living. Nancy’s way of dealing with this was somewhat unconventional – she spiked
The vanishing. A mystery from Colorado. At first it seemed that Paul Skiba had abducted his daughter Sarah after his ex-wife talked of moving to Oregon. But police soon realised that not only was Sarah missing but so was her father and one of his employe
These women were deadly – the story of Addie Mae Lemoine. From New York, the madman’s laughing message ‘Tristian’s on the floor in…five, six, seven pieces". He has caught and arrested in Central Park, New York, reading a newspaper report about the hu
From Germany the couple who became Vampire Killers. Part 1 in the series ‘These Women Were Deadly’. The story of Evelyn Dick. In this astonishing case Evelyn kept human bones in her attic next to her baby’s corpse that was encased in cement. She was s
Lynda Block from Alabama – was she the last to die in the electric chair? Lynda was not usual inhabitant of Death Row. She’d had a privileged upbringing with well-heeled parents, and was respected member of her comunity. So how did she end up in the elec
The Salcombe murders are solved at last. On May Day, 1975, John Allen disposed of his wife without too many questions being asked, but his children presented a further problem. He had to murder them and concoct a foolproof alibi, one that would stand the
Was Jack The Ripper an American? A retired British cop says he was, and has produced startling evidence to back his theory – including a letter from Scotland Yard named Francis J. Tumblety as the most likely suspect.
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