February 12th, 1934, was a special day for two decidedly different reasons. Firstly, it was the birthday of former US president Abraham Lincoln
Master Detective October 2013
February 12th, 1934, was a special day for two decidedly different reasons. Firstly, it was the birthday of former US president Abraham Lincoln. Second, that year was the day when Washington’s Walla Walla Prison, home to some 1,450 inmates, was the scene of one of the biggest- ever breakouts in the history of the US penitentiary system. Part 1 of a cracking new series.
The man was impulsive. He’d seen Joanne was alone so he decided to seize the opportunity. And he carried a knife. Forensic techniques in 1978 were fairly basic. That was not so by 2008 when a killer, who thought he had committed the perfect murder, was in for a nasty shock.
HIS BRIDE’S MURDER PAID FOR ROUND-THE-WORLD TOUR
He spent 31 months visiting 32 countries, chronicling his globetrotting in the blog Diary of a Misanthrope. But he made no mention of his wife…
VIEWPOINT plus COMPETITION
More of your views and a chance to win a superb new paperback book
“I HELD HER LEGS WHILE KODY CUT HER THROAT”
Mickey was gasping and retching on the ground when Toni came up behind her, lifted the shovel high, and smashed it down on her head with all the force she could muster
THIRTY YEARS AGO IN CRIME
More headline material from MD’s extensive crime archives
UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1960s PART 10: THE MYSTERY DOCTOR OF KNOTTY ASH
Mrs. Maureen Dutton was stabbed to death in her front room as her two children looked on. The police followed numerous leads and had several suspects but the case remains unsolved. Can you help?
JAILBREAK – PART 1 OF A NEW SERIES: NINE DEAD ON THE PRISON LAWN
The prison was suddenly a bedlam of shooting, stabbings and screams. There were bodies everywhere; it was like a battlefield. The bid for freedom had begun
THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW
The killer of Joanne Marie Jones had been free for 30 years. He must have thought he had got away with it
EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
More cases from the near Continent including “Killer Kept Victim’s Head In His Bed” and “Deadly Evening At The Wife-Swapping Club”
MASS MURDER PREDICTED IN THE STARS
Whole families were to be wiped out by the plotting of a madman who charted their days of doom in the stars…The latest in our series Curious Stories Of Murder
MD FORUM: WHICH SOLDIER MURDERED MARGUERITE?
The gruesome murder of a WAAF in war-torn Sussex
ONE LIFE OF CRIME: A LIFETIME OF VICIOUS MURDER – OR A STRING OF LIES?
The man in the dock had confessed to an astonishing string of 13 brutal murders, starting when he was just 15 years old…
GOTHS TURNED CANNIBALS
A besotted teenager ignored the warnings – and met a terrible death