Master Detective June 2011

Master Detective June 2011

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With its racecourse gangs and its dirty weekend proximity to London, the Sussex seaside resort of Brighton enjoyed a raffish reputation

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With its racecourse gangs and its dirty weekend proximity to London, the Sussex seaside resort of Brighton enjoyed a raffish reputation. You also reputedly got a better class of criminal in Brighton. Its crimes had individuality and they were always interesting.

Reporters called California’s latest murder sensation “The Bates Motel Murders” after the psychopathic motel owner Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho. But in reality the case of Dorothea Puente was far more remarkable than anything Hitchcock ever filmed.

Manling was tired of being a wife and mother. The whole family would have to go, she decided. She would have to kill them. All three of them.

FATHER AND SON TO DIE FOR BANK BOMB PLOT
They were sentenced to death but both men were still considered to be a threat to society

TIME OFF WORK FOR SEX…BUT A KILLER CAME TOO
Sillvinea enjoyed the delights her fading marriage no longer provided

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ONE LIFE OF CRIME: THE GRANNY WHO PLANTED BODIES
The secrets unearthed in Dorothea’s gardens were likened to “The Bates Motel”

TWO ROMANCES THAT LED TO THE GALLOWS
The two murders were only 15 miles apart but the two Norfolk killers never met – until they faced each other on the gallows…part 18 in the series Last Executions

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More stories from the near Continent including “Bloodbath In A Bedsit”

“I AM DUE TO HANG ON TUESDAY WEEK”
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder

HORROR ATTACK OF THE HOLLYWOOD ACTORThe actor’s real-life role was something from a horror movie

WIFE KILLED HUSBAND WITH A SAMURAI SWORD
Three victims for the woman who had tired of being a mum

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More fascinating material from MD’s archives

MD FORUM: SPREE KILLER SET OUT TO RIVAL BLACK PANTHER
A series of murders from Yorkshire in the 1970s

BRIGHTON ROCK
How a seaside town inspired a crime classic