After strangling his girlfriend in a school cycle shed, James Rivett went home and read a book. He then visited a friend before giving himself up
Master Detective January 2009
Highlights of this issue:
After strangling his girlfriend in a school cycle shed, James Rivett went home and read a book. He then visited a friend before giving himself up – toting a shotgun – at Beccles police station where he told a constable: ³You had better lock me up. I have just killed a girl…I don¹t know why I done it.² Were these the words and actions of a sane man? Three juries thought so, but what do you think? Read this issue and let us know.
Police at Heathrow Airport awaiting the arrival of a passenger from Sydney steadied themselves for action as the jumbo jet touched down. They were well aware that they were about to welcome one of the most depraved sex offenders Australia had ever known. But not only had the man been released from an Australian jail, he had been deported back to Britain. And very soon the British Police, like their Australian counterparts, were wishing they had never heard the name Simon Wilson…Read ³A Shocking Deportation² in this issue.
Detailed contents of Master Detective magazine, January 2009:
THE SICKEST TORTURE SLAYER EVER?
The victim screamed for help until blood oozed out of her mouth and ears. A moment later her head slumped to one side and her body went limp…
FROM BECCLES: JAMES PREDICTED HIS HANGING The man seemed convinced his life would come to an early end – by the means of execution
FROM AUSTRALIA – A SHOCKING DEPORTATION
A killer rapist was returned to Britain from an Australian jail – to commit more crimes
THE POISONED LIFE OF FLORENCE MAYBRICK
Liverpool¹s classic case
MD FORUM: STEROID RAGE OR COLD-BLOODED MURDER?
The shocking truth behind the ³average Joe² who turned himself into a real-life version of the Incredible Hulk
STEROID ABUSE – THE FULL COUNT
UNSOLVED MURDERS PART 10: COVENTRY¹S BICYCLE LAMP MURDERS An intriguing mystery with a twist in the tail
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including ³Teenage Immigrant Ate His Flatmate²
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE BLOODY BENDERS
Continuing the series of stories recalling the deadly deeds of lifelong criminals
AL CAPONE ON THE SPOT
Part 4 of our series written in 1931 by a Chicago newspaperman
WANDSWORTH¹S DAYS OF HANGING
The true stories behind the south London prison¹s 135 executions