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Master Detective March 2020
Seventy years ago this month, the first issue of Master Detective’s UK edition went on sale. We’re still going strong – and we’re still dedicated to bringing you the world’s best true crime stories, every month. Here’s a taste of what we have for you this issue:
Teenage sweethearts David Faraday and Bettilou Jensen were the first to die. Shot dead on the evening of December 20th, 1968, near Lake Herman, California, they were the first-known victims of the Zodiac killer. Four months later he would strike again. And over the months and years that followed more would die. How many, exactly, remains the cause of some debate. The taunting killer himself claimed he had committed 37 murders. His identity remains a mystery, despite the best efforts of sleuths both professional and amateur to unmask him. See “Zodiac: The Killer Who Wouldn’t Be Caught” kin this issue for the full, incredible story.
“Dead Man Walking”, about a killer on Death Row, was one of the most memorable films of the 90s. In our story “Dead Man Walking”, in this issue, we present the real case behind the movie’s back story. Don’t miss it!
Highlights this issue include:
* ZODIAC – THE KILLER WHO WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT
Full story of the mysterious cold-blooded American serial killer whose messages taunted the police
* EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“‘Ogre Of The Ardennes’ Faces New Murder Charge,” “Fiancé Kills Five After Romance Ends” “Accused Swallows Poison In Courtroom Drama”
* BRITAIN’S MURDER VILLAGE, PART THREE: SEVEN DEAD IN BUCKS FAMILY MASSACRE
Preparations were under way for a wedding when the killer struck…
* MD FORUM 1: MANCHESTER’S STRANGE CASE OF THE PALMPRINT AND THE CODED LETTER
The E for Easter murder was dotted with strange clues
* “PSYCHO” KILLER IN WHITECHAPEL SHOWER SLAYING
Amy Parsons had told her cross-dressing boyfriend it was over. But he wasn’t prepared to let her go…
* MD FORUM 2: DEAD MAN WALKING
The case that inspired a Hollywood movie
* DIGGING UP TERRI’S MURDERER SOLVED A 50-YEAR MYSTERY
How genealogical evidence finally solved the mystery of who killed 11-year-old Terri Hollis
* SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: “BLACK SHADOW” TOLD HUSBAND TO KILL
David Lilburn claimed he was ordered to kill his wife Ann
* THE HANGINGS OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT – PART TEN: HORROR OF A HANGMAN’S BLUNDER
Bungling robbers had killed a man, but could Pierrepoint’s assistant be trusted to dispatch them smoothly?