It was 1980 when the prison door slammed shut, and Californian Michael Hanline was beginning a life sentence for murder he didn’t commit…
Master Detective November 2016
It was 1980 when the prison door slammed shut. Jimmy Carter was President, The Blues Brothers was a box-office smash, and Californian Michael Hanline was beginning a life sentence for murder he didn’t commit. Convicted on paper-thin evidence of the murder of biker J.T. McGarry, he was eventually freed following a 15-year campaign by the California Innocence Project.
Thirty years ago, Sweden was rocked by the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. Who fired the fatal bullet remains a mystery. But, as Who Shot The Prime Minister?. reveals there is no shortage of contenders.
Finally, Murder In The Village moves to Yorkshire this month with the Strange Affair Of The Little Lodger. Don’t miss it.
SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: EDINBURGH’S HORRIFIC CASE OF THE MURDERED BRIDE
Hours after the wedding, the marriage of over…
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline-making material from MD’s crime archives
VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
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EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Four Die In Swiss House Of Horror,” “Stranger On The Dating Site Was Her Love,” “Terrified Dad, 26, Massacred His Family, “She Said ‘No, So He Killed Her”
PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
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MD’S CRIME QUIZ
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JACK THE RIPPER: WHY DID KITTY HAVE TO DIE?
How Kitty Roman’s shocking demise in Whitechapel was preordained by a trick of fate…
MICHAEL HANLINE IS INNOCENT – AFTER 36 YEARS
The story of California’s longest-serving, wrongfully convicted inmate
MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: STRANGE AFFAIR OF THE LITTLE LODGER
Frank Wilson was living an unconventional life in the Yorkshire village of Brompton – and he paid dearly for it.
MD FORUM: CANNICABLS OF CHICAGO TORUTRED, RAPED AND ATE THEIR VICTIMS
The grisly story of Chicago serial killer Robin Gecht and his Ripper Crew, requested by reader
DEADLY SHOTS AROUND MIDNIGHT SILENCE THE DANCE PARTNERS
Victor Brades and Eunice Simon loved to dance together. But the partnership was horrifically doomed
MOST WANTED: SMASHING THE A-BOMB SPY RING
The FBI had crushed America’s big-time gangsters. Now they had to nail the spies…
WHO SHOT THE PRIME MINISTER?
Swedish political gaint Olaf Palme was gunned down after a night out at the cinema. Could it have been a case of mistaken identity?