Master Detective October 2018

Master Detective October 2018

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Policemen across the globe rightly have the reputation for being trustworthy – but the despicable crimes of Russian serial-killing rapist cop…

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Policemen across the globe rightly have the reputation for being trustworthy – but the despicable crimes of Russian serial-killing rapist cop Mikhail Popkov have certainly done the service no favours. Imprisoned for life in 2015 for the murders of 22 women, many of whom were killed while he was on duty, Popkov later confessed to a further 59 killings. Turn to European Crime Report, for the full story.

For years the BBC’s Crimewatch did great work in helping police to solve cases, but despite being highlighted in 1984, the murder of 16-year-old Collette Aram remained unsolved for more than two decades. How did the net finally close in on the teen’s killer?

Finally, don’t miss our account of Salt Lake City child-killer Arthur Gary Bishop’s case, recently requested by a reader. Enjoy the read!

MOTHER STABS HER KIDS TO DEATH TO AVOID DIVORCE
Heartbreaking tale of infanticide in Indiana

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“‘Werewolf’ Cop Killed 81 Women,” “Schoolgirl, 14, Raped And Tortured To Death,” “The Dead Man In The Cemetery”

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months on pages 19, 25, 30 and 49

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

MD FORUM: CRIMEWATCH SEX-KILLER FINALLY BROUGHT TO JUSTICE
How DNA science helped finally crack the 1983 murder of Nottinghamshire teen Colette Aram

US EXECUTIONS – THE FORGOTTEN DECADE: WOULD ALLEN DITSON GO TO THE GAS CHAMBER?
The mastermind of an LA County robbery gang thought he’d ordered the perfect murder. He was wrong…

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES: THIRTY YEARS ON – AND STILL NO JUSTICE FOR ANN
Will the awful 80s Edinburgh murder of Ann Ballantine, 20, ever be solved?

MD DOUBLE FEATURE: CLERGY WHO KILL
Case studies of two fiendish churchmen who between them committed six horrific murders

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

MURDER IN YOUR VILLAGE: THE SEVERED FINGER IN THE LANE
What made labourer Henry Phillips kill his wife Margaret?

MD FORUM EXTRA: “I WILL SERVE MY TIME IN HELL”
Utah child sex-killer Arthur Gary Bishop’s reign of terror

WAS LACK OF SEX A MOTIVE TO MURDER?
Shocking 1953 murder of a Halifax landlady