Master Detective March 2015

Master Detective March 2015

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Freda Rumbold might not be the most famous British husband-killer but she is, nevertheless,

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Freda Rumbold might not be the most famous British husband-killer but she is, nevertheless, among a fairly elite group. She was one of the last people sentenced to death during the unofficial moratorium in the mid-50s before the passing of the Homicide Act. And, as her case, requested by a reader, recounts, she could not have come closer to the gallows…

In 1991, Virginia Larzelere’s Florida life seemed a happy one. But all that was to change when a gunman shot her prosperous dentist husband Norman dead – and she ended up convicted of his murder and on Death Row.

When a workman renovating a Lincolnshire house in the 1990s found a murder confession from 1901 under the floorboards, a murder mystery with a difference began. Could a trace be found of the murderer or victim?

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: HOW THEY CAUGHT THE WORLD’S END KILLER When two Scottish teenage girls were murdered in 1977 after a night out in Edinburgh, 37 years would pass before their notorious killer Angus Sinclair was brought to justice…

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