Master Detective August 2018

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Child-murders from these shores and mysterious child abductions from down under feature prominently in this month’s edition of MD. Harold Jones was just a child himself when he became a killer. But the very idea of him being guilty of the murder of eight-year-old Freda Burnell seemed so unlikely to the people of 20s Abertillery, Monmouthshire, that many celebrated when he was acquitted at trial. Sadly, a few weeks later a second girl was found dead, and the horrible truth finally dawned. Turn to page 16 and Horror Of The Teenage Welsh Child-Killer for the full story. The disappearance – and widely suspected murder – of the Beaumont children in Adelaide in 1966 shocked a nation. Today hopes still remain that, even after more than half a century, this haunting case can finally be solved. Turn to page 36 and Will They Ever Find Australia’s Missing Children?

AMAZING DOUBLE LIFE OF ON-THE-RUN DRUG SCAM KILLER
Fugitive Justin Clarke fought in wars to evade justice

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Sex-Killer Mutilated His Victims,” “Evil Under The Spanish Sun”

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months on pages 14, 21, 25 and 29

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

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

THEY AGREED TO KILL KEIGHLEY – TWICE
A teenage love affair turned into mind-numbing violence

MD FORUM: HORROR OF THE TEENAGE WELSH CHILD-KILLER
Harold Jones and the Abertillery murders of 1921

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE:
WHY GUERNSEY MAN KILLED THE LODGER
Most islanders were celebrating post-war liberation – but not Percy Le Prevost…

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE:
WRONG NUMBER SPELLED DEATH FOR BABYSITTER SANDRA
How a typographical error led to a brutal murder

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES:
HACKED TO DEATH – FOR THE PRICE OF TWO PIGS
Horrific case of human butchery from rural Aberdeen

WILL THEY EVER FIND AUSTRALIA’S MISSING CHILDREN?
Two child abduction cases that have haunted the nation for decades

THE MAN WHO WOKE UP AND SHOT HIS WIFE

Did Tex McIver shoot his wife Diane deliberately?

KILLER DIES IN DEATH CHAMBER HE HELPED TO BUILD
The curious life and death of triple-killer Alfred Wells