Master Detective January 2010

Master Detective January 2010

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This issue sees the start of two new series. The feature 30 Years Ago In Crime which takes a look at some of the headlines from years gone by.

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This issue sees the start of two new series. The feature 30 Years Ago In Crime which takes a look at some of the headlines from years gone by.

And the start of a series Last Executions. This month we feature the crime and execution of William Slack, the last man hanged at Derby Gaol. Belligerent and aggressive, Slack’s behaviour at his hearing and subsequent trial shocked all who witnessed it. “Probably never in the criminal history of this county has a scene been witnessed to parallel that at Derby Assizes…Gradually, towards the end of the trial, Slack’s manner changed, his evidence giving way to blasphemous bravado which finally found vent in filthy, disgusting language such as had never been heard from a prisoner in the history of the Shire Hall, Derby.” You know the outcome, now read the full story of the crime and trial in “I Told Her I’d Cut Her Head Off.”

Everyone in her town called Susan Williams the Good Samaritan. However, the last man she helped out was pure evil and the hand she extended to him cost her her life.
Enjoy the read!

KIDS DUG DAD’S GRAVE
In an unbelievable scene the children helped their mother with the task

MIDWIFE MAY HAVE DELIVERED HER KILLER
Susan gave a spare bed for the night to a homeless youngster. The way he repaid her kindness was described as “brutal and horrific”

“I TOLD HER I’D CUT HER HEAD OFF”
Part 1 of a new series – Last Executions: This month, Derby Gaol

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent, including “Husband Covered Slain Wife With Wedding Dress”

GERTIE’S LAST NIGHT ON THE TOWN
Was her killer spared because she was just a prostitute?

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
Headline news! Newly unearthed material from MD’s true
crime archives

THE MASTER DETECTIVES PART 4: BABY FACE KILLER A MASTER IN TIMING ROBBERY
Paul Jawarski had an uncanny ability to carry out daring raids and then just vanish without trace

DID ACNE DRUGS CAUSE HIM TO KILL?
Even if you know a boyfriend is bad for your child, telling them to stay away from a romantic interest can backfire…

A STORY OF IRISH BETRAYAL PART 7
The drama surrounding Dr. Patrick Cronin, a fervent supporter of freedom for Ireland

MD FORUM: INNKEEPER WHO FED HIS LOVERS TO HIS ALLIGATORS
The girls were picked for their looks, but when Joe tired of them they had a habit of “leaving” suddenly