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True Crime July 2020
FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: A TALE OF TRUE HORROR
Lesley Ford hadn’t been seen for weeks. Had she really walked out on her husband, with her four children from a previous marriage, following a row about money? Or was there a more sinister explanation?
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: THE MAIDENHEAD TRUNK MURDER
Irishman George Russell was a habitual criminal who went to the gallows for murder – but was he a victim of injustice?
FROM THE USA…
DEADLY FINALE TO INGRID’S LAST TINDER DATE
Ingrid Lyne, a divorced mother, had met a man on Tinder weeks before. For their next date he had tickets for a Major League Baseball game. But it would be the last date Ingrid would ever go on
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: 60 YEARS A MOB BOSS – THE MAN CAPONE CALLED “JOE BATTERS”
It’s more than a century since Prohibition began in the United States, and the crimes and mob bosses of that era, such as Al Capone, are ancient history. Yet one successful hood had a career that stretched from Capone’s heyday until his own death at a ripe old age in 1992…
THE RICH, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED
Robert and La Roux Soles were an upper-class 1930s couple who resembled characters from a Scott Fitzgerald novel. But their gilded existence concealed many secrets, one of which may have killed La Roux
A FATHER’S DARK SECRET TURNS FATAL
Kailee Jo McMullen was 22 and had never even thought of firing a gun. Now her father was telling police that she’d shot herself…
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
ASK TC: WILL THERE EVER BE JUSTICE FOR LUCILLE?
In answer to a reader’s request, we investigate the disappearance more than 50 years ago of a young woman from Hobart, Tasmania – and find out why, after all these years, her family are no nearer to finding closure
THE VAMPIRE OF NUREMBERG
How a young man with a terrible start in life grew up to be a blood-sucking, necrophiliac multiple-murderer
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: FOURTH MAN IN A FIVE-CORPSE PLAN
There was a homicidal maniac about – but it was wartime and France was occupied by the Nazis. Not until 1952 could police conduct a proper investigation…
NEWS & VIEWS
Competition – Chronicles Of Crime – Comment – Movie Quiz