Master Detective October 2017

Master Detective October 2017

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Executions are something of a rarity in the US state of Colorado. It’s exactly 20 years ago this month that killer Gary Davis was put to death…

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Executions are something of a rarity in the US state of Colorado. It’s exactly 20 years ago this month that killer Gary Davis was put to death by lethal injection, his execution being the first there since capital punishment was reinstated in the 70s. In January’s US Executions – The Forgotten Decade we featured the case of Louis Monge, the last man put to death in the state – and indeed the US – before the suspension of capital punishment. Now the series returns to Colorado for the fascinating case of John Bizup. He’d been convicted of first-degree murder after shooting dead a taxi-driver in a robbery-murder in 1960 but his pleas for mercy and a succession of postponed execution dates turned the case into a grim saga…

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: PARTY IN THE HOUSE…DAD’S BODY IN A WHEELIE-BIN
Macabre story of patricide and deception from Aberdeenshire

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“She Was Too Beautiful To Live,” “Burned Alive Outside The Monastery,” “A Killer In The Gîtes”

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

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: WHO MURDERED MAGGIE PEEL?
Mysterious murder case from Fewston, North Yorkshire

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

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

100 YEARS ON…FIRING SQUAD FOR MATA HARI
The stranger-than-fiction story of the world’s most exotic spy

MD FORUM: IS CHARLOTTE’S KILLER NOW BEHIND BARS?
Intriguing case of tragic Ilfracombe teenager Charlotte Pinkney

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE: HIS SEVEN DATES WITH THE EXECUTIONER
How uneducated killer John Bizup led Colorado’s courts a merry dance

MYSTERY MURDERS AT BIRDHURST RISE
Three members of a Croydon family were fatally poisoned with arsenic. But who was the killer?

KILLED BY A POWER RANGER WITH A SAMURAI SWORD
How Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina found himself starring in a violent, real-life drama

THEY CAME TO WATCH THE HANGING: “LET’S KILL THE OLD BASTARD – I THINK HE’S GOT MONEY”
When a Lincolnshire pig farmer was beaten to death, two local ruffians would end up paying the ultimate price. Thousands turned up to watch the double-execution