Master Detective October 2015

Master Detective October 2015

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“I wasn’t worried about losing my property or never seeing my girlfriend again. It was just in my mind to go down to Port Arthur and kill a lot of people.”

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“I wasn’t worried about losing my property or never seeing my girlfriend again. It was just in my mind to go down to Port Arthur and kill a lot of people.” So said Australian mass murderer Martin Bryant after his merciless and unfathomable slaying of 35 innocents in Tasmania. His appalling spree remains the third-deadliest shooting by a lone gunman in history. We consider the full story of the 1996 outrage in 35 Victims For The Laughing Killer.

Bryant was possibly inspired by Scotsman Thomas Hamilton’s heinous killing spree in Dunblane, which had made worldwide headlines just six weeks earlier. In this issue we turn our attention north of the border for Madeleine Smith’s Ounce Of Arsenic, the first in our series of classic cases from Scotland. Victorian-era Glasgow hit the headlines across the nation and beyond as this scandalous case erupted. Don’t miss it!

WEST BROMWICH’S WHEELIE-BIN MURDER
When sex worker Lidia Pascale disappeared, police were alerted. Two weeks later her body was found in a wheelie bin…

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Foursomes And Threesomes That Led To Killing,” “Jealous Lawyer With A Killing Streak,” “Sad End To A Retirement Dream”…

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Month on pages

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

THIRTY-FIVE VICTIMS FOR THE LAUGHING KILLER
Martin Bryant and the worst 24 hours in Tasmania’s history…

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

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: MADELEINE SMITH AND THE OUNCE OF ARSENIC
Was the wealthy beauty a killer? That was the question a jury had to ponder after her lover’s sudden demise…

“I JUST KILL FOR A LIVING”
Jose Manuel Martinez was known to locals as a polite fellow. But to his drug cartel bosses he was their deadliest hit-man…

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 7: 1896 – AN EXECUTIONER’S BUSIEST YEAR
A killer from Derbyshire was next in line for James Billington’s assistant…

MD FORUM: ESCAPE FROM SING SING’S DEATH ROW
Two doomed inmates believed they could escape the death chair. All they needed was a stormy night…

ONE LIFE OF CRIME: DEATH ROW INTERVIEW WITH RHONDA
Rhonda Martin explains how she killed those she loved most…

CURIOUS STORIES OF MURDER: PSYCHIC FOUND MISSING MONA’S BODY
Until Mona Tinsley’s body was found, police didn’t know her fate. But Estelle Roberts did…