Master Detective May 2008

Master Detective May 2008

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Scotsman Kenny Richey had just one hour to go before they strapped him in the electric chair and pulled the lever

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Scotsman Kenny Richey had just one hour to go before they strapped him in the electric chair and pulled the lever. He knew he was innocent but for years nobody would listen to him. Now they were shaving his head…

Remember our 2006-2007 series on Pontonville and the 120 who were hanged there? Response was so positive that we’ve put together a new series on Wandsworth Prison. It begins with a curtain-raiser bringing you the case of the first man hanged at the South London prison and it will be followed over the months to come with a further 134 case histories of the men (and one woman) who went to Wandsworth’s gallows between 1878 and 1961.

Don’t miss Francesca Morrison’s masterful telling of the full, horrific story of Mary Bell, or the astonishing, star-studded saga of career criminal Owney Madden.

WAS POLITICAN KATHY PART OF THE MURDER PLOT?
Her husband’s unexpeced death was only the beginning of this disturbing case

TWENTY YEARS ON DEATH ROW
The full, horrifyin story of how a Scotsman in Ohio was stitched up for murder

MD VIEWPOINT

WANDSWORTH’S DAYS OF HANING – PART 1
"No oher man shall ever have her, for I would rather do for her first." So spoke Thomas Smithers, first to be hanged at Wandsworth Prison

THE PRINCE AND THE PRISON
A fascinating look inside Wandsworth’s new crime museum

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
She’d been a police officer, call girl, lover, gold-digger…was she also a killer?

THE NEWCASTLE MURDERS THAT SHOCKED A NATION
How a city awoke to the unspeakable crimes of Mary Bell

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: OWNEY MADDEN, THE GANGSTER FROM LEEDS
Whoever heard of a West Side gang leader with a Lancashire accent? This was that man

BAND OF BROTHERS?
Despite their differences, the Iraq war veterans stuck together – and when one was brutally killed, they closed ranks

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Programming soldiers to become killers in the army’s job

UNSOLVED PART 2: AMERSHAM 1966 AND THE MURDER OF DR. HELEN DAVIDSON
She seemed universally liked – but someone must have wanted the doctor dead

THE MERCHANT OF DEATH
…And the skeleton in lovers’ lane

MD FORUM: THE BIRKENHEAD KILLER MARSHALL HALL COULD NOT SAVE FROM THE GALLOWS
He was a pillar of the Merseyside Chinese community – but he was still a killer

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