We have a pretty impressive archive of back issues, which we use all the time for research. But somewhere along the line we lost our only copy of our very first issue.
Master Detective July 2010
We have a pretty impressive archive of back issues, which we use all the time for research. But somewhere along the line we lost our only copy of our very first issue. So back in MD’s 60th birthday issue, in March 2010, we offered a £500 reward to the first person who could supply us with a copy of that very first issue – Master Detective number 1 volume 1, which first saw the light of day in March 1950 as the British edition of the long-established American magazine. Now, in response to a great many inquiries from our readers, see how our quest for our own past panned out.
REVENGE OF THE CURRY KILLER
She was determined that no other woman would ever have him – so she laced his meal with “the queen of poisons”
HOT GUN BIKINI BEAUTY QUEEN ON RAMPAGE
She had two beauty crowns and a flourishing modelling career, but all that was to change with a spectacular fall from grace
THE LAST MAN HANGED AT IPSWICH PRISON
Part 7 in the series Last Executions and a strange case from Essex
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the Continent, including “The Return Of Jean-Pierre”
VIEWPOINT plus DVD COMPETITION
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE ROLEX MURDERER
Con-man Albert Walker stole another
man’s identity. Then he stole his life
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More fascinating material from MD’s crime archives
WILL THEY EXECUTE HIM AT LAST?
He was freed on a technicality but this killer was soon back inside
THE IRISHMAN WHO MADE BRITISH LEGAL HISTORY
The incredible story of the man who was tried for murder three times
EIGHT MEN FOR THE CHAIR PART 1
Child-killing monster George Thomas Hailey
EIGHT MEN FOR THE CHAIR PART 2
The “Martinsville Seven”
MD FORUM: DID WE FIND OUR FIRST ISSUE?