Two family killings, separated by four decades and thousands of miles, punctuate this month’s issue. In each case, a mother and her young children seem to have died at the hands of a previously loving husband and father
Master Detective November 2011
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Two family killings, separated by four decades and thousands of miles, punctuate this month’s issue. In each case, a mother and her young children seem to have died at the hands of a previously loving husband and father. What went wrong? It’s impossible to say for sure – but you can form your own opinion by reading the stories of Xavier Dupont, and Elmer Crawford.
Appalling cases – and yet they almost pale alongside this issue’s real shocker, whose title tells you all you need to know: “Why Ruth Dismembered Her Friends.” The story opens with two mysterious trunks, dripping blood, and only gets more shocking from then on.
We’ve worked extra-hard to produce more stories for this bumper issue of Master Detective – so don’t hold back.
MYSTERY OF THE MARQUIS AND HIS MURDERED FAMILY One family, five dead…one man on the run
“HE’LL KILL AGAIN,” SHE WARNED
A distraught mother’s outburst in court as her daughter’s killer was given probation
More of your views
MD FORUM: HAS DNA SOLVED AUSTRALIA’S MASS MURDER MYSTERY?
A reader’s query – and a new lead in a 40-year-old family massacre case
MURDER ON WADSWORTH MOOR
“I killed him with a hammer…he was always on to me”
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: CHILD-SELLING MONSTER EXECUTED Lethal injection writes the final chapter of a sordid criminal career
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More fascinating material from MD’s crime archives
WHY RUTH DISMEMBERED HER FRIENDS
They thought the two trunks dripping blood contained deer carcasses – until police broke the locks…
MACCLESFIELD’S LOVE TRAGEDY MURDER
How an “evil romantic infatuation” turned into a Curious Story Of Murder
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent
NIGHTMARE VOYAGE OF THE MARTHA AND JANE “Worse things happen at sea,” they say – and the torture-murder of Andrew Rose seems to bear this out
WHY DAD MURDERED HIS SON
The boy admitted he’d done wrong – yet there was no evidence