True Crime June 1994

True Crime June 1994

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A powerful landowner marrying the daughter of a Crovie fisherman may sound like the stuff of a Catherine Cookson novel…

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A powerful landowner marrying the daughter of a Crovie fisherman may sound like the stuff of a Catherine Cookson novel – but for the Keiths of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire, the marriage of their patriarch Alexander Keith to this lowly village woman who was no cause for dewy-eyed celebration. The couple enjoyed 20 years of wedlock until Alexander died – and incredibly it was not for another 10 years that the rest of the Keith clan saw a way to avenge themsleves on a wench who dare to use their mighty name. Such was their influence that when they accused her of murdering her husband, 10 years after his death, they had her charged, tried and convicted under her maiden name! Did Helen Keith pay the supreme penalty for marrying so far above her class? Our first epic story begins a sensational new series of Scottish classics – and it is only a matter of time before television catches up with us!

If you have ever heard of Roger Touhy it will most probably have been in the same context as Chicago’s most notorious gangsters and villains. He was dubbed Roger "The Terrible" Touhy in the press – an epithet he did not deserve. True, he was no angel – he ran beer during the Prohibition years – but he was no hood either. A.W. Moss takes up news reporter Milton Mayer’s first hand account, so exposing how the FBI in league with the Mafia made Roger Touhy the scapegoat to an English villain trying to beat an extradition warrant…

When lovely, talented bride Fiona Jones was slain in France 1989, the gendarmes were efficient and swift with tracking down this young Englishwoman’s killer. In capturing ‘The Butcher of Barboeuf ‘ French police stopped a potential serial killer from developing a lethal habit, but only for the time being! Because of a farcically lenient sentence, the French justice system let down the British, the French and its own gallant police force. The killer will be free in a few years – free to indulge his violent fantasies against women yet again…

THE BLACK KALENDAR OF ABERDEEN
Fascinating new Scottish series

COMMENT

RUTHLESS WIFE HAD HUBBY EXECUTED

VOICE FROM THE CHAIR

THE ROGER TOUHY STORY

BRITAINS FIRST CAR CHASE

THE MADELEINE SMITH CASE
Scotland’s Greatest Murder Trial

JOHN GARTSIDE’S MURDEROUS TAKE-OVER BID

THE BUTCHER OF BARBOEUF
The murder of Fiona Jones in France

FORENSIC FILE
Part 5 Ballistics