Master Detective December 2009

Master Detective December 2009

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He is considered to be a legend, a genius who transformed pop music in the 1960s. But of late Phil Spector

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He is considered to be a legend, a genius who transformed pop music in the 1960s. But of late Phil Spector had become “creepy,” no more so than that breezy February morning in 2003 when leggy “B” movie actress Lana Clarkson was his house guest. “What’s the matter with you guys?” Spector asked when the cops turned up at his gated mansion in response to an emergency call. “I didn’t mean to shoot her…I have an explanation. Oh, God, I’m gonna go to sleep. Would you like me to sleep?” This from a man who usually carried at least one gun with him at all times and would change weapons four times a day to match his outfits. Creepy. See page 8 for this headline crime case that shocked the world.

His country had been overrun by Hitler’s tanks and he had been rounded up among the human loot called prisoners of war. He had since travelled far and sometimes perilously but he was finally content to settle down in the Harehills district of Leeds, especially after he chanced to meet Doris Allen. But Doris wasn’t all she appeared to be. And Allen wasn’t even her real name.

FROM NEWCASTLE: THE CLUE IN THE PARK
The police were met by a wall of silence when a young Chinese couple were found murdered in
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FROM MUSIC MOGUL TO MURDERER
The man who built the “Wall of Sound” now sits behind bars in a prison. But was Phil Spector really a mad genius?

THE DEADLY DOUBLE LIFE OF DORIS DOUGLAS
It began over a drink in a Leeds pub. She sat on a stool with sawdust sprinkled around her shoes. It ended a year later under much sadder circumstances in Armley Prison

AUSTRALIA’S TWO-TIME KIDNAPPER OF CHILDREN
Inspired by the film Dirty Harry, two workmen set out to earn themselves a million Australian dollars…only for history to repeat itself five years later…

A STORY OF IRISH BETRAYAL PART 6
The drama surrounding Dr. Patrick Cronin, a supporter of freedom for Ireland

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
Another modern case from the near Continent

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THRILL KILLER BURIED VICTIMS IN HIS MOTHER’S GARDEN
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THE AMAZING EXPLOITS OF JONATHAN WILD AND JACK SHEPPARD
Never were two criminal lives so entwined

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