Master Detective August 2019

Master Detective August 2019

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He claimed he drank their blood before turning his victims into sludge. Seventy years after the execution of John George Haigh, MD looks back at the case that shocked 40s Britain

Description

Acid Bath Killer John George Haigh has a special place in the pantheon of Britain’s most memorable murderers. He was undone by carelessness and his own arrogance, and when the authorities put a stop to his deadly activities, he seemed to revel in his own notoriety. Haigh went to the gallows at Wandsworth Prison 70 years ago. What better time, then, for us to look back on this extraordinary case in the third part of our series on The Hangings of Albert Pierrepoint?

And talking of memorable killers, predatory couple Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez, con-man Harry Powers and black widow Inez Brennan all feature among a host of others in our not-to-be-missed special report on The Lonely Hearts Killers. Don’t miss it.

Cases Include:

MELINDA’S TERRIBLE REVENGE
When her relationship with two-year-old Grace’s father broke down, Melinda conceived a cruel plan to punish him

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“The Serial Killer Who Lived At Fairy Cottage”, “Slaughtered In Their Beds”, “Cyprus Army Captain Admits Serial Killings,” “Hells Angels Banned In The Netherlands”

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

SPECIAL REPORT:
THE LONELY HEARTS KILLERS
Their victims sought love, but found only death…

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

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

THE HANGINGS OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT – PART THREE: HANGING BRITAIN’S NOTORIOUS ACID BATH KILLER
He claimed he drank their blood before turning his victims into sludge. Seventy years after the execution of John George Haigh, MD looks back at the case that shocked 40s Britain

MD FORUM:
WHO STRANGLED NELLIE, 16?
Teenage clerk Nellie Trew was raped and strangled on Eltham Common, London

“WHY I MURDERED MY FAMILY”
Family-killer John List explains his motive for the 1971 slaughter that shocked America

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES:
SAVAGE MURDER OF HILL-WALKER HELEN
Helen Torbet loved the Scottish Highlands, but choosing a guest-house in Inverinate proved to be a fatal mistake…

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1950s:
HOW COULD HE ADMIT MURDER?
Poet Dylan Thomas came to deaf-mute George Roberts’s defence when he was charged with murder