Master Detective December 2019

Master Detective December 2019

£3.50

When she thought her family would interfere with her choice of new boyfriend, Cheyanne Jessie moved quickly – with a knife and a revolver

Description

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of true crime writing. Eloquent and pioneering, its subject is the heinous slaughter of Kansas farmer Herbert Clutter, his wife Bonnie and their teenage children Kenyon and Nancy. The killers struck on November 15th, 1959 – 60 years ago as this issue goes on sale – and Capote’s book was published in 1966. To mark the anniversary of the crime that inspired a classic, we present a fascinating contemporary account. Turn to page 30 and “In Cold Blood” – The Truth About The Clutter Massacre.

The Hangings Of Albert Pierrepoint, on page 12, continues with a fascinating – and brilliantly researched – account by expert Traugott Vitz of the “secret,” post-war executions of war criminals carried out by Pierrepoint in Germany and Austria. Don’t miss it.

FROM “HOT MOM” TO COLD-BLOODED KILLER…TO DEATH ROW
Why Florida mother Cheyanne Jessie turned killer

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“‘21 Dead’ At The Hands Of Germany’s Lunchtime Poisoner,” “He Remembered The Killer – Four Years Later,” “Pizza Supper That Never Was,” “Sister ‘Gouged Out Model Girl’s Eyes’”

THE HANGINGS OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT – PART SEVEN: HANGINGS BY THE HUNDRED
The Second World War had ended and Britain’s top executioner found himself on numerous secret visits to Germany. His task? To dispatch dozens of war criminals

SOHO KILLING OF THE “LION TAMER”
Who shot White Horse Tavern barman Patrick O’Keefe?

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: GREENOCK MURDER THAT ENDED A HANGMAN’S CAREER
How circus manager Frederick Storey killed the woman he loved

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

IN COLD BLOOD
Sixty years on: the despicable murder of the Clutter family of Kansas, the crime that inspired Truman Capote’s classic book

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1950s: MIDDLESBROUGH’S TATTOOED TAXI DRIVER MYSTERY
Nobody witnessed Ted Youll’s killing – and when his body was found his cab was missing

PEGGY’S STORY OF MURDER
Horrific mass slaughter in Washington State

MD FORUM: DEATH OF A NAZI DAD
Headline-making killing from France, requested by a reader