Master Detective May 2018

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In this month’s MD we present the first part of the not-to-be-missed definitive story of the notorious 1969 Manson Murders. Cult leader Manson – who died in November 2017 aged 83 and whose funeral was held in March – inspired his “Family” to carry out two of America’s most infamous slayings. But who was Manson? How did he manage to hold such power over his disciples? And why did he order them to kill?

All-Out War With The Mafia concludes with a look at the dramatic events of the early 1990s when the campaign against the Corleonosi began to achieve results. Don’t miss it.

Finally, a word on this month’s Scottish classic, Edinburgh’s Jekyll And Hyde Killer,  in which the real-life character who inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s story demonstrates his dark side…

THE MANSON MASSACRES – PART ONE
How the sex and drug-fuelled disciples of Charles Manson turned to murder…

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Deadly Secret Life Of A Swiss Banker,” “What Happened When The Neighbour Got The Bird?,” “The End For Child-Killer Henry”

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months on pages 27, 35, 40 and 49

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

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

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: EDINBURGH’S JEKYLL AND HYDE KILLER
The murder that inspired author Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of dual personality

ALL-OUT WAR WITH THE MAFIA – PART THREE
The intensive campaign being waged against the Mafia was finally beginning to achieve results…

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

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: MURDER MOTIVE WAS A “WHORE” NAMED VIRTUE
Family tensions boil over in Oakridge, Gloucestershire

THEY CAME TO WATCH THE HANGING: EVIL STEPMOTHER WAS LAST WOMAN HANGED IN PUBLIC
How child-killer Frances Kidder ended up making history on the gallows

MD FORUM: WHEN THE COLD WAR HEATED UP
The story of the glamorous Soviet spy Irmgard “Gardy” Schmidt…

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE: THREE YEARS IN THE SHADOW OF THE GALLOWS
Joseph Self paid the ultimate price for killing a taxi-driver

MURDER SCENE WAS “LIKE HANNIBAL LECTER’S ABATTOIR”
Savage killing by a “monster” boyfriend of a sweet young woman