Master Detective December 2013

Master Detective December 2013

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“Calling All Amateur Maigrets – How Good A Detective Are You?”

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“Calling All Amateur Maigrets – How Good A Detective Are You?” To encourage more of a response from the public at the time of the murder of Edith Gleave, the police in Oldham and Stockport issued questionnaires with that tantalising heading. The Strange Case Of The Two Londoners, the last case in the series Unsolved Murders Of The 1960s.

Just when and what was the first railway murder? 1856? 1864? Neither, for author Matthew Spicer has discovered a railway murder in Ireland in 1847. Is this now the definitive date or can one of our astute readers come up with an earlier case?

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BECKY LAUGHED AT HUSBAND’S MURDER
Becky remained upbeat while her defence team struggled to overcome prejudice and negative public opinion

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “An Unlikely Reward For Husband’s Murder” and “She Cut Off Her Rapist’s Head”

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

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s PART 12: FROM OLDHAM AND STOCKPORT…STRANGE CASE OF THE TWO LONDONERS
It is still not beyond the realms of possibility that even now, almost 50 years later, a reader could identify the two men who got away with murder

THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY PART 2: SEX WITH MARILYN AND MEETINGS WITH THE MAFIA
While movie legend Marilyn Monroe enjoyed the company of President Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover kept a dossier that recorded their activities in graphic detail

DID JEFFREY MURDER HIS MOTHER?
“There is a complete lack of evidence linking me with this crime,” claimed the defendant. “My father and my sister need me at home so we can begin to move on and heal from this tragedy”

MD FORUM: MURDER ON IRELAND’S GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY
Ballybrophy was the junction in Queen’s County that the Irish railway system hoped would become the the “Crewe of Ireland.” But Ballybrophy was to achieve a place in railway history in a very different context…

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s the definitive list

JAILBREAK PART 3: HOUDINI OF THE CELLS AND THE KILLER POET
Two astonishing additions to our series of extraordinary absconders