Master Detective May 2016

Master Detective May 2016

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When a sword-wielding young man, dressed up like the Star Wars character Darth Vader, visited the Kronan School in Sweden

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When a sword-wielding young man, dressed up like the Star Wars character Darth Vader, visited the Kronan School in Sweden, pupils posed for photographs with him, not knowing that this was a killer in the midst of a murderous rampage. What had gone on before and what was still to happen remains deeply shocking.

The case of Belle Gunness is often mentioned but rarely told in as much detail as in this month’s not-to-be-missed MD Forum report, How Many Victims For The Black Widow?

Our series on Scotland’s Classic Cases continues with a murder story that made legal history.

INNOCENT GRANDMOTHER LOCKED UP FOR MURDER
How the American justice system failed Susan Mellen

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH

VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a book

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Swedish School Slayer Dressed As Darth Vader,” “When Kickboxers Fall Out,” “The Brutal Life And Death Of Little Inaya”

MD’s CRIME QUIZ
Test your knowledge of crime in our fun quiz

MD FORUM: HOW MANY VICTIMS FOR THE BLACK WIDOW?
The extraordinary story of the notorious “Hell’s Belle” Belle Gunness, requested by a reader

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: WOULD THEY HANG THE CIRCUS KILLERS ON BOXING DAY?
An historic criminal case began when Bertram Mills Circus hit Hamilton. The crowds flocked in – but so too did men intent on violence…

THE SINATRA KIDNAP CAPER
Singer Frank Sinatra’s world was thrown into chaos when his son Frank Jnr. fell into the clutches of kidnappers

THE POWER OF LIFE & DEATH: TRAITORS IN THE DOCK
Spies George Parrott and Sir Roger Casement found themselves on trial at the Old Bailey – and judge Lord Darling was in no mood to show mercy…

LAWYER PLANNED TO KILL WIFE WITH TOOTHPASTE
After splitting up from his wife Staci, philandering lawyer Fred Wortman came up with one of the most bizarre murder plans in criminal history…

THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s crime archives

MANCHESTER MURDER MYSTERIES: DID AUNTIE ALICE KNOW HER KILLER?
Alice Moran seemed like a harmless elderly spinster – so why on earth did she become the victim of such a brutal attack?

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 14: “HOW WE HANGED THREE MEN AT ONCE”
William Warbrick recalls the grim day when a trio of murderers had to be dispatched by the technically gifted hangman James Billington