Master Detective February 2009

Master Detective February 2009

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A young lad made the discovery. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, 1955

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A young lad made the discovery. At 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, 1955, he was blackberrying with some of his friends in the Fender Valley near his Birkenhead home when he looked into an old army pillbox. What he saw sent him scurrying home. During the course of the following investigation the police checked about 40,000 men, took more than 1,000 written statements and visited some 14,000 homes. But the case remains unsolved to this day. Can you help solve a murder?

In 1989 Arthur Shawcross was given a 250-year term for his latest series of crimes, although he had no chance of serving that sentence, of course. Indeed, on November 12th, 2008, he suffered a massive heart attack and died. He was 63. What did the innocent-looking “Art” do to receive such a lengthy sentence? Read the full story in this issue.

When Liverpool cotton broker James Maybrick suddenly died, the life of his American-born wife changed forever. Find out how – in My Fifteen Lost Years, part 1 of Florence Maybrick’s own incredible story.

Detailed contents of this issue:

CANNIBAL CHEF COOKED HIS BOYFRIEND
Incredibly, the pieces of human flesh had been seasoned with fresh herbs and fried in olive oil – then chewed…

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION

UNSOLVED MURDERS PART 11: BIRKENHEAD MYSTERY OF THE BODY IN THE PILLBOX
More than half a century after Alice Barton’s murder the case remains unsolved

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE GENESIS OF THE GENESEE RIVER KILLER
Arthur Shawcross didn’t seem a master criminal but he killed two children then went on to become a cannibal serial killer hunting prostitutes

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “Sunset For A Little Ray Of Sunshine”

AL CAPONE ON THE SPOT
Part 5 of our series written by a Chicago newspaperman at a time when the mob boss was still a force to be reckoned with

PART 1: FLORENCE MAYBRICK – MY FIFTEEN LOST YEARS
Her arrest and committal

WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANGING PART 10
The true stories behind the south London prison’s 135 executions

COUPLES WHO KILL PART 7: BONNIE AND CLYDE
They may have been immortalised in film but few modern romances have had a bloodier flowering

MD FORUM: YARMOUTH BEACH MURDER OF A “WELL-CONDUCTED GIRL”
A reader’s inquiry regarding the unsolved murder of Dora May Gray

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