Murder Most Foul No. 59

Murder Most Foul No. 59

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Parallels dominate this quarter’s issue. When Robert Bamford aided and abetted in the murder of John Timms

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Parallels dominate this quarter’s issue. When Robert Bamford aided and abetted in the murder of John Timms by throwing him to his death from Trent Bridge, he was haunted – haunted by nightmares and the ghost of his victim that followed him everywhere he went. Finally, when the torment became too great, Bamford felt the need to unburden his mind.

Likewise, in the ‘Murder On Hounslow Heath’, the conscience of Benjamin Hanfield – who was lying in a fevered state in a prison hulk in Portsmouth awaiting "a new life" in Van Diemen’s Land – also felt the need to free his mind before he died, although the fates of both men could not be more different.

Why would anyone want to kill dogs with a lump of poisoned meat? Someone did just that to the animal owned by Mrs. Berta in the village of Alag near Budapest, Hungary, in 1934.
Similarly, the two dogs owned by an odd-job man in Victoria State, Australia, five years later and half a world away were poisoned. In this famous case the animals died from eating coarse-grained strychnine usually only found in Madras, India…

"Listen When He Says He’s Going To Kill You,"
Says the woman with no face
Midnight Murder In Fenchurch Street
The Husband Who Couldn’t Keep A Good Wife Down!
Third Time Lucky For Murder
Pregnant Teenager Was Buried Alive
The Severed Hand In The Cobbler’s Safe
The Manchester Shop Murder
From Australia: The Strange Case of The Poisoned Dogs
The Whistler And The Sparrow
Murder On Hounslow Heath
Death On The Mourder Ship
The Legend Of Sally Nilson, Woman Pirate
Don’t Sleep, Don’t Eat…We’re Coming After You!
The Secret Letters And The Mystery Woman
Nottingham’s Trent Bridge Tragedy…And The Ghost Of John Timms