Did Susan kill to defend her honour? The trial judge left the jury in little doubt of the verdict he expected
Master Detective March 2011
Did Susan kill to defend her honour? The trial judge left the jury in little doubt of the verdict he expected, but many had nagging uncertainties about Susan Gudgeon’s innocence. Was her story to be believed? Did she simply stab her philandering lover to death in a moment of rage? Or did Arthur Denham become violent when she repulsed his advances? What’s your verdict? Read the intriguing story on page 8, think it over, then let us know. The first 10 correct answers will each receive a Master Detective T-shirt
The doctor freely admitted killing over and over again. To the police he was a mass murderer who slaughtered purely for gain, while he maintained he was a patriot who only killed Nazis and traitors.
At a packed Ipswich Crown Court in August 2010, teenager Lorraine Thorpe became Britain’s youngest female double-murderer.
BAPTIST PREACHER “TOOK PLEASURE IN THE KILL”
“He took pleasure deceiving the public. He’s not a man of the cloth but a perverted preacher with poison in his heart”
More of your views
DID SUSAN KILL TO DEFEND HER HONOUR?
You decide – was Susan Gudgeon really a woman in peril or a woman spurned, bent on murder?
BRITAIN’S YOUNGEST FEMALE DOUBLE-MURDERER How teenager Lorraine Thorpe made it into the criminal record books at Ipswich Crown Court
“WATCH THE NEWS…I’M GOING TO KILL COPS”
The inside story of the four Washington police officers gunned down at the breakfast table
THE LAST MAN HANGED AT WORCESTER PRISON
Part 15 in the series Last Executions
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent, including “Killer Had His Own ‘Bermuda Triangle’”
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More fascinating material from MD’s archives
TAX INSPECTOR SLAIN OVER DOG LICENCE
The latest in the series Curious Stories Of Murder