Master Detective June 2014

Master Detective June 2014

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Born in Italy and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts, trusting Roberto Troyan was a wealthy artistic socialite who,

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Born in Italy and brought up in Boston, Massachusetts, trusting Roberto Troyan was a wealthy artistic socialite who, with his partner, established an international reputation with clients that included royalty. Sadly his trusting nature would turn out to be his undoing when he took on a financial advisor who spotted an opportunity to help himself to a large amount of his client’s money.

Applause and cheering drummed in his ears as James St. James received his award for teaching excellence. Loved by his students and admired by colleagues, Professor St. James probably felt the occasion marked a turning point in his life. Confirmation, perhaps, that he’d finally left behind the former shadow of himself, a self called Jim Wolcott.

Finally, this month’s MD Forum is an essential read for any lover of true crime cases…

MURDER IN MAYFAIR
"You were in a position of trust; you were supposed to be looking after his interests….Instead you chose to line your own pocket…then hit him with a blunt instrument”

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

FAMILY KILLER IS NOW A PROFESSOR
As a teenager Jim Wolcott grew increasingly alienated and withdrawn and said he despised adults. Twice he secretly attempted suicide yet on the surface his family life appeared perfectly normal. Until that fateful day in August 1967…

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including The Swedish Beauty And The Naked Taxi Driver

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

HORROR DURING THE VILLAGE PLAY
Right on cue the actors awaited Gladys Wall’s entrance on stage at the Hersham village hall. But that evening she was starring in a more tragic episode that ended when her mutilated body was found lying beside the railway line near Walton-on-Thames station

AUSTRALIA’S HORRIFIC ANITA COBBY MURDER
Anita had had a good time with her friends at the restaurant before heading home. On the other side of town, meanwhile, five young men had spent the evening drinking and bouncing bravado off one another

HAS NOTTING HILL’S 83-YEAR MYSTERY BEEN SOLVED?
The murder of 10-year-old Vera Page in west London just before Christmas 1931 shocked the whole nation. No one was ever convicted of the crime but the suspicion of guilt still hangs over one man…

JAILBREAK PART 9: BUST-OUT FROM THE SKY
It was a daring escape from one of the US’s toughest prisons, put together by a woman in love with an inmate

MD FORUM: JOHN LEE – THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG
An enquiry from a reader in Chislehurst regarding one of the 20th century’s most fascinating cases…

WORLD CHAMPION MEDALLIST MURDERED
The biathlon requires supreme fitness, expert marksmanship, self-discipline and a clear head. When it came to love, however, Elena had clearly lost sight of the last two qualities