Samuel Little was proud of his position as cashier at the Dublin terminus of Ireland’s Midland Great Western Railway
Master Detective May 2013
Samuel Little was proud of his position as cashier at the Dublin terminus of Ireland’s Midland Great Western Railway. Until, that is, November 13th, 1856, when his name went down in the history books – eight years before the world’s first train murder made the headlines following the discovery of Thomas Briggs’s body beside the track by the driver of a train travelling between Hackney Wick and Bow in London. See page 15 for these history-making cases and this month’s instalment of Curious Stories Of Murder.
If you still have any doubts about the identity of Jack the Ripper then turn to page 26 where all will be revealed – including his burial in the grounds of Britain’s most forbidding lunatic asylum…
KILLER OF DISABLED PENSIONER GETS 22 YEARS
Churchgoer and charity volunteer Peter Lewis posed little or no threat to anyone yet that didn’t stop someone murdering him on his doorstep in Roath, Cardiff
VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a superb new hardback book
UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s PART 5: COULD YOU HELP SOLVE LINDA AND KIM’S MURDERS?
More than 60 miles separated the victims’ homes but there were aspects of the cases that bore an uncanny resemblance
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline material from MD’s crime archives
“WE BURIED DANIELLE IN HER WEDDING DRESS”
Tragedy of a wedding-day murder and an emergency-call error which sent police racing to a non-existent address
THE WORLD’S FIRST RAILWAY MURDER
The world’s first railway murder was not on a train but at a station in Ireland when a railway employee was killed in an office
MD FORUM: GEORGIA’S HORRIFIC ALDAY FAMILY SLAUGHTER
A reader’s emailed question reveals the orgy of rape and torture that put a man in the death house
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: HE WAS JACK THE RIPPER
“Gentlemen, it has been established that a certain man who escaped from Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum and the infamous Jack the Ripper are one and the same person”
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent
DID WIFE FRAME BILL FOR TWO MURDERS?
Was Bill a double-killer or a victim of his wife’s malice?
PART 13 OF DRAMA IN THE DEATH HOUSE: KILLER DIES IN THE ELECTRIC CHAIR HE HELPED BUILD
Stephen Yerkes went from being a would-be Wall Street stockbroker to an inmate on New York’s Death Row