Master Detective September 2015

Master Detective September 2015

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“A lot of people are encumbered with a mechanism called guilt. I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.”

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A lot of people are encumbered with a mechanism called guilt. I don’t feel guilty for anything. I feel sorry for people who feel guilt.” So said the handsome, charming and unfathomable US serial killer Ted Bundy, officially the slayer of 23 women but who is suspected of many more murders. Turn to From The Samaritans To The Electric Chair for the full, extraordinary story of this smooth-talking psychopath and his four-year-orgy of sex attacks.
Equally chilling was the work of Amelia Dyer, the 19th-century baby-farmer of Reading, who murdered babies for money and is thought to be one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Read all about her dreadful crimes in the memoirs of William Warbrick.

Ever wondered what happened to the killer of newspaper editor Donald Mellett? The case was featured in Murder Month in July, and this month’s Jailbreak, features hit-man Patrick McDermott’s bid for freedom. Don’t miss it!

JUDY HIRED A HIT-MAN
The wheeler-dealer businessman was dead. But who was the killer?

PAUL DONNELLY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Month

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Life Prisoner Tells Court: ‘I Want To Die,’” “A Last Dance For Teen Before Killer Strikes,” “The Serial Killer Who Never Was”…

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

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

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

HORROR IN A MANCHESTER PARK
Schoolgirl Helen Sternshine went out shopping then was brutally murdered. Police speculated that she was enticed to her death. Did she know her killer?

FROM THE SAMARITANS TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
Ted Bundy was charming – and deadly to women…

THE WILLIAM WARBRICK STORIES – PART 6:
the first woman i hanged Amelia Dyer was convicted of murdering one baby but suspected of killing hundreds more. And assistant hangman William Warbrick felt no compunction about helping to send her on her way…

JAILBREAK PART 24: GUN-FOR-HIRE KILLER GOES ON THE RUN
Notorious killer Patrick McDermott was serving a life sentence for slaying a crusading newspaper editor. Then he made a bid for freedom – and hit the headlines again…

CURIOUS STORIES OF MURDER: WAS GLASGOW KILLER SLAIN BY DEVINE RETRIBUTION?
Two people were gunned down at a Glasgow railway station – and 15 years later to the day a very bizarre coincidence unfolded…

MD FORUM: 72-YEAR-OLD SENTENCED TO DEATH
Eliza Reeves was a frail-looking woman but that didn’t stop her carrying out the sadistic murder of her own husband…