Master Detective is well known for its archive of rare and remarkable photos. We always try to bring our case reports al…
Master Detective October 2006
MASTER Detective is well known for its archive of rare and remarkable photos. We always try to bring our case reports alive with pictures that will put you right there at the scene of the crime and help you to know the protagonists better than mere text will allow. But this issue we bring you three photos that shocked and surprised even us.
Prepare to be astonished by the sequence on page 6, showing how rebels were dealt with in the China of a century ago. Then turn to part three of our fascinating Pentonville hanging series on page 41. There you’ll find, preserved for all time, the very moment when the sentence of death was handed down to a convicted killer. Study the faces, tiny though they are, of judge, jury and condemned man. What conflicting thoughts must have been passing through their minds? Let’s hope no one reading this ever finds out at first hand.
A question over crime scene photographs and their interpretation lies at the heart of this month’s MD Forum. We believe that we’ve pieced together the most likely solution.
In the You The Jury story a woman’s strangled body in a Leicester park and a bastardy summons issued against her latest lover gave the police a ready-made suspect, but life is not usually so cut-and-dried, is it? However, all the evidence is there from actual court records, so we invite you to read the story then decide for yourself by turning to page 50 to find out if your judgment matched the official verdict. We think you will be greatly surprised!