Master Detective August 2009

Master Detective August 2009

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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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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. Dr. Cronin was a judge at the American Clan-na-Gael (United Irish Brotherhood) trial of Alexander Sullivan, Michael Boland and Dennis Feeley, accused of stealing $250,000 of the Brotherhood’s funds. This Must Remain A Secret, this month’s gripping instalment of A Story Of Irish Betrayal.

To her rural Connecticut neighbours the old recluse was simply known as “the cat woman” due to the unaccountable number of felines around her tumbledown shack. The woman was, in fact, Mrs. Florence Maybrick, convicted of murdering her husband by poisoning him with arsenic. Spared the gallows, this American wife of a Liverpool businessman was considered innocent by many and public unease about the fairness of her trial helped bring about reforms in English criminal law. We conclude our serialisation of My Fifteen Lost Years with Mrs. Maybrick’s own account of her ordeal.

“NEVER MIND THE MESS, JUST KILL HIM”
Someone wanted Kevin Gates dead and the police wanted to catch them red-handed

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent, including “Where Have All Our Children Gone?”

WOULD THEY HANG THE “STUPID BOY?”
Ivy survived the Blitz so she was not fazed by a boy pretending to be a gangster…

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MASTER DETECTIVES PART 2: TWO MURDERS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
A clever cop, a killer with a conscience – but was justice seen to be done?

A TRULY HEARTBREAKING CASE
The shocking murder of Stephanie Flanagan

A STORY OF IRISH BETRAYAL PART 2
The drama surrounding Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin, a fervent supporter of freedom for Ireland

THE PHOENIX PARK MURDERS

MD FORUM: REPRIEVE FOR THE MANCHESTER AXE MURDERESS?
The housewife who took an axe and a hammer to her abusive husband

HOW ONE ORDINARY WOMAN SOLVED A MURDER
An incredible story of a brave woman’s fight for justice, as told by Panorama reporter Tom Mangold

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: FROM PEEPING TOM TO MURDERER
The story of a killer whose execution was the last in the state of Pennsylvania for 33 years

KILLERS WHO DEMANDED THE RETURN OF THE DEATH SENTENCE

PART 7: FLORENCE MAYBRICK – MY FIFTEEN LOST YEARS
Her release and return to America Chicago newspaperman

WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANGING
The true stories behind the south London prison’s 135 executions

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