Master Detective September 2019

Master Detective September 2019

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A devout Christian, and a man who knew Holy Scripture off by heart, strangled his five children after he came home early from work

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Presenting fascinating details about crime investigations has been one of MD’s great strengths over the decades – and this month’s edition, in which we celebrate our 90th anniversary, is no different. In 30s West Bromwich a murder investigation was launched after the brutal stabbing of Charles Fox. Telltale finger and shoe prints obtained by dedicated officers would help to seal the fate of the killer. Read How The BBC Helped Solve A Murder, for the full story. Twenty-one years later, in 1954, palm and fingerprints were key in the case of Nottinghamshire widow Mary Dodsley’s killer. Check out “As You Know Mum, I’m Innocent,” for this amazing case.
Back in September 1929, the first edition of Master Detective hit the newsstands across the Atlantic. To mark the anniversary, we’ve gathered a collection of classic US and UK covers for a visual treat.

Cases Include:

WHY AMERICAN DAD KILLED HIS FIVE CHILDREN
What turned Timothy Jones from perfect dad to killer?

PAUL DONNELLEY’S MURDER MONTH
More Murder Months

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

EUROPEAN CRIME REPORT
“Reporter ‘Guilty’ Of The Murder He Was Reporting”, “Mad Killer Freed To Kill Again”, “Nurse Dubbed ‘Resuscitation Rambo’ Killed 85 Patients”

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

SCOTLAND’S CLASSIC CASES:
MURDER ON THE ISLE OF ARRAN
Edwin Rose had become pals with a fellow-climber on his trip to the Highlands. But the friendship was not to last…

HOW THE BBC HELPED SOLVE A MURDER
The slaying of a West Bromwich dad in his own home

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MASTER DETECTIVE!
MD is celebrating its 90th anniversary

UNSOLVED MURDERS OF THE 1950s:
THE STRANGE DEATH OF MURIEL MAITLAND
Mystery killing of a young mum in Cranford Park

MD FORUM: “LIVING HELL” FOR CALIFORNIA’S STEN-GUN KILLER
A shooting-spree in Los Angeles like no other

THE HANGINGS OF ALBERT PIERREPOINT – PART FOUR: “AS YOU KNOW, MUM, I’M INNOCENT”
James Robinson claimed he was at the pub when widow Mary Dodsley was sexually assaulted and strangled

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

THE SECRET LIFE OF A SERIAL KILLER
How a new identity and computer failings allowed serial killer Jeremy Bryan Jones to kill more victims

NEIGHBOURS WATCHED WIFE BEATEN TO DEATH WITH A STOOL
Domestic horror story from Northumberland