Master Detective February 2016

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When four boys bird-nesting in Hagley Wood, near Stourbridge, during the Second World War discovered the body of a woman in a hollow wych elm, speculation was rife as to her identity – and it remains so to this day. Who was she, and how did she come to be there? Much colourful speculation has been written about the case and in our report, requested by a reader, A.W. Moss sifts through the evidence. The fascinating Worcestershire’s Body In The Tree Murder Mystery.

Moving house can be a traumatic affair at the best of times. But for Chicago artist Lisa Koziol-Ellis it proved fatal. See Gothic Artist’s New Home Horror.

Don’t miss too The Power Of Life & Death, when Lord Justice Darling hears of a Chicago-style shooting in the capital.

OLDEST PRISONER ON DEATH ROW IS EXECUTED
Lester Leroy Bower’s date with the needle – and the horrific murders that put him on Death Row

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

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

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Photographer Filmed His Girlfriend’s Death,” “Help Our Killer – Come And Buy Some Nougat,” “Dad Vanishes As Family Dies In Blast,” “Revengeful Dreamer Slays Gay Stranger” and “Sex Offender Admits To Unsolved Murder”

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

THE POWER OF LIFE; DEATH: AMERICAN-STYLE GUNMEN HIT THE STREETS OF LONDON
A cabby was slain. But was the convicted man actually the shooter?

MELBOURNE’S TRAGIC COMIC-BOOK KILLER
James Gribble lived in his own imaginary world of violence – with fatal consequences…

CURIOUS STORIES OF MURDER: WHO PUT STEPHANIE IN A SHALLOW GRAVE?
Would a man really murder a girl then hide her clothes in his own home?

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: PROSTITUTE LURED HENRY TO HIS DEATH
Henry Senior was after sex – but two pimps had other plans for him…

MD FORUM: WORCESTERSHIRE’S BODY IN THE TREE Murder MYSTERY
The story of the Wych Elm Murder, requested by a reader

GOTHIC ARTIST’S NEW HOME HORROR
Talented Lisa Koziol-Ellis’s horrific demise

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 11:

DOUBLE EXECUTION AT NOTTINGHAM PRISON
A tramp and a baker pay the ultimate price for murder

COLD CASE REVIEW: WILL WE EVER KNOW WHO KILLED SCHOOLBOY KEITH?
Update on the Sussex mystery of a murdered 12-year-old

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Weight 150 kg