Master Detective August 2016

Master Detective August 2016

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Two Burmese men face execution following the murders of British pair Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao…

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Our short series of Manchester Murder Mysteries concludes this month with the heartbreaking story of Dorothy Leyden, Wythenshawe’s Census Night Killing. The adjective is particularly apt, given that 17-year-old Dorothy was attacked on her way home from a concert given by the American singer Jimmy Ruffin, best known for the hit, “What Becomes of The Brokenhearted?” This 1971 case remains open, so if someone out there has any useful information, please let the police know.

Don’t miss too the remarkable 19th-century case of Murder At The Vicarage: Yorkshire’s Deadly Crime Of Passion, remarkable not least for the number of photographs available from a 150-year-old crime.

“DEATH IN PARADISE” KILLERS SENTENCED TO DIE – BUT HAS JUSTICE BEEN DONE?
Two Burmese men face execution following the murders of British pair Hannah Witheridge and David Miller on Koh Tao, yet doubts remain about the case against them

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Wife’s Body Found Rolled Up In A Carpet,” “Was Italian Banker’s Puzzling Death Suicide Or Murder?”

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

MANCHESTER MURDER MYSTERIES: WYTHENSHAWE’S CENSUS NIGHT KILLING
Teenager Dorothy Leyden had been to a pop concert with friends before falling into the clutches of a brutal killer

MOST WANTED: FAILED PRISON BREAK LED TO MASSACRE IN KANSAS CITY
The slaughter in broad daylight that stunned America

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: DORA DIES ON ARMISTICE DAY
Old sailor Patrick McCarron attended a memorial service on the day he became a killer

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

WHY JACK PUT HIS HEAD IN THE NOOSE
Johann “Jack” Unterweger had risen from the gutter to be lionised in Vienna’s literary circles. But he had one fatal flaw: a compulsion to kill…

MURDER AT THE VICARAGE: YORKSHIRE’S DEADLY CRIME OF PASSION
The letters between Miles Weatherill and Sarah Bell went back and forth – until the young man’s tone became threatening…

A BULLET IN THE HEAD FOR CLUB-GOER TIFFANY
She was introduced to a group celebrating a bachelor party – and within an hour she was dead…

MD FORUM: WHO MURDERED THE BROADWAY BUTTERFLY?
Louise Lawson came to New York to make her fortune but her love of jewellery cost her dear…