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True Crime December 2022
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: BUNGLING SON WROTE CHECKLIST FOR MUM AND DAD’S MURDER
Life had been good for wealthy Leicestershire couple Derek and Eileen Severs. He was a retired ICI executive, she a nationally recognised charity stalwart. But their son Roger was a waster, who sponged off them endlessly – and he’d drawn up a deadly plan to get his hands on all their money
MURDER UNDER COVER OF WAR: KILLER ON THE ROAD TO HORSHAM
Married and heavily pregnant Surrey teenager Dorothy Hillman had gone out to buy some cigarettes for her father-in-law. But the easy errand proved a deadly mistake. It brought her into contact with a Canadian soldier armed with a knife and looking for sex
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: DID WE HANG AN INNOCENT MAN?
Walter Rowland’s execution for the murder of Olive Balchin has long been considered a low-point in the history of the British justice system. But was it? As our exclusive account reveals, even his own daughter believed he was guilty
VITAL CLUE THAT SOLVED MANCHESTER’S SWEET SHOP MURDER
What was the motive behind the brutal battering to death of Isabella Cross, the proprietor of a sweet shop in Miles Platting, Manchester? Was it her tickets for the Cup Final, or money?
ASK TC: THE WOULD-BE HANGMAN WHO WAS HANGED HIMSELF
Three weeks after moving into a remote farm in Quendon, Essex, with Samuel Dougal, Camille Holland disappeared. Had she really gone on holiday, as Dougal claimed, never to be seen again?
FROM THE USA…
WHAT KIND OF FATHER COULD DO THIS?
After his mom and dad had gone through a vicious and expensive divorce, five-year-old Piqui Andressian’s dangerously volatile father was still allowed to see him
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: FROM ROOKIE COP TO UNTOUCHABLE
How special investigator William H. O’Shea coordinated and executed the capture of some of New York’s most deadly racketeers – and in doing so freed businesses from the shackles of extortion
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: GUILLOTINE FOR DOMINIQUE’S KILLER
When the carbonised body of a young woman was found by two horse dealers in the forest of Fontainebleau, 40 miles from Paris, a murder investigation got under way. Who was the victim, and who was her killer?
NEWS & VIEWS
Comment, Movie Quiz, Chronicles Of Crime