Master Detective March 2008

Master Detective March 2008

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For the criminologist, there are few cases as compelling as “the one that got away” – that is, the unsolved murder. For …

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For the criminologist, there are few cases as compelling as “the one that got away” – that is, the unsolved murder. For proof, you need look no further than this issue’s final case in the On Track To Murder series of railway killings.

A mystery for nearly a hundred years, the County Durham killing seems unlikely ever to be solved. At 52 years old, however, the mysterious disappearance of Lionel “Buster” Crabb is still revealing its secrets. Our examination of the facts includes the latest twist in this saga – a Russian sailor’s claim to have killed Crabb. Even so, it may not be the final twist.

It’s in recognition of how fascinating an unsolved murder can be that, next month, MD begins a series of unsolved cases. And just possibly, one of them will trigger a memory in one of our readers that could provide a clue to finally solving a years-old puzzle. Don’t miss it! And meanwhile…

THE MONSTER ON THE COMMON

She came from Estonia to England – only to meet her death at the hands of a crazed loner

THE TEXT THAT SAVED LIZ’S LIFE

How a brave 14-year-old turned the tables on her kidnapper

MD FORUM: THE BLOODY GRISSOMS

MD to the rescue – we provide a retired American policeman with details of a case in which he was the arresting officer

THE £133,000 MURDER MOTIVE

He’d amassed a small fortune over the years – and he was determined not to give his wife a penny

THE MYSTERIOUS MURDER OF A COUNTY DURHAM STATION MASTER

The concluding part of “On Track To Murder”

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT

“Revenge Of The Reality TV Stalker” and two further chilling European cases

MURDER IN THE KENT WOODS

Guilty or not guilty? What’s YOUR opinion?

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: “I JUST WISH HE’D QUIT THE FIRST TIME”

His criminal career began in the 1970s and came to a halt in MD September 2007. Now we bring the whole story together

BOURNEMOUTH’S FIRST MURDERER

The killer tried to give himself up – but the constable didn’t believe him

“I KILLED BUSTER CRABB”

A 50-year mystery has been solved – or has it?

CANADA’S HISTORY-MAKING “DOUBLE JEOPARDY” CASE

Shopkeeper’s murder was first case of its kind

WHAT PRICE BROTHERLY LOVE?

Innocent man freed after serving 20 years