Master Detective August 2015

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Is it really possible to commit suicide by strangling yourself to death? It’s a perplexing question and one which was the crux of the matter at the extraordinary murder trial of Peter Queen at the High Court in Glasgow in 1932. Eminent pathologists Sir Bernard Spilsbury and Sir Sydney Smith lined up for the defence to say that Chrissie Gall’s death could have been suicide. If you were a juror, what would you decide?

He looked like butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth but to those in the know Peter Dupas was “pure evil.” This month’s One Life Of Crime, Australia’s Monster Of Murder, reports on the heinous work of the baby-faced sex-killer from Down Under.

Finally to the US and Sheriff Johnny France’s single-handed capture of murderous fugitives in Mountain Men Stole Their Bride.

THE HATTON GARDEN JEWELLERY HEIST
The full incredible story of the raid that shocked Britain

PAUL DONNELLY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Month o

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Audrey Talked To Her Babies In The Freezer,” “The Corpse In The Septic Tank,” “One Way To End A Marriage”…

MD’s CRIME QUIZ
Test your knowledge of crime in our fun quiz…

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a book…

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: AUSTRALIA’S MONSTER OF MURDER
Peter Dupas began his attacks while still a schoolboy – and in the following decades they became ever more frenzied and brutal…

CURIOUS STORIES OF MURDER: murder or suicide? SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC WHODUNNIT
Glasgow had never before seen anything like the murder trial of Peter Queen. Two of Britain’s most eminent pathologists agreed that the accused was innocent…

JAILBREAK PART 23: CRASH-OUT IN THE SKY
Dade County’s skyscraper gaol in Miami was built to be escape-proof. But a group of determined prisoners – one a cop killer – had other ideas…

MOUNTAIN MEN STOLE THEIR BRIDE
When Winter Olympics hopeful Kari Swenson went missing on a training run in Montana, a chain of events began resulting in a murder and a five-month manhunt in the Rocky Mountains…

THE HIT-WOMAN WORE BUBBLE-WRAP
Laura Wenke was dressed like a silvery mummy beneath her clothes – then she went to meet her husband, business partner and would-be victim Randy…

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s extensive crime archives…

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 5: THE EXECUTIONER HANGS AN OLD FRIEND
The executioner hangs an old friend How did the executioner James Billington cope when he had to hang a dear old pal? His assistant reveals all…