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True Crime November 2022
Highlights this issue include:
CASES FROM BRITAIN AND IRELAND…
MAJOR BRITISH MURDER CASES: MILLIONAIRE DERBY TRAINER SHOT DEAD BY HIS GROOM
His work as head groom at the Glebe House Stud near Newmarket meant everything to Irishman William O’Brien. But his world was changed forever when new owners took over – and tensions rose to boiling-point
“HE WAS A NUTTER”
Quiet lodger John Wilkinson didn’t appear to be any trouble at all to his fellow-lodgers or the host family in the property in Balham, south London. But two months into his residency there, the monster inside him emerged…
ASK TC: BRIGHTON MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN WATCH
Three men had been accused of the south coast robbery-murder of the unusually named Friend Ernest Smith. Trouble was, they weren’t actually the perpetrators. Could they be saved from the gallows?
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE?: “I NEVER HARMED POOR POLLY”
Miner Jeremiah O’Connor insisted that he was innocent of the County Durham murder of 10-year-old Mary Donnelly. Was “a big navvy” in fact her killer?
MURDER UNDER COVER OF WAR: PENGE MAN’S STRANGE “MEETING” WITH THE HANGMAN
Luftwaffe bombings made south London a dangerous enough place to reside in the Second World War, but crazed husbands could prove deadly too
FROM THE USA…
“IF ANYONE DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY, IT’S HIM”
Joshua Burgess walked into the police station and told the officer there was a body in his home. No one imagined that the brutalised victim would be the killer’s own daughter
GANGLAND CONFIDENTIAL: DID MOVIE GIRL JEAN DIE ALONGSIDE MISSING MOBSTERS?
Actress Jean Spangler’s 1949 disappearance was a mystery. Did her association with Mickey Cohen’s henchman explain it?
FIFTEEN YEARS TO FIND CHRISTIE’S BODY
Jailed for her murder, cold-hearted Mario Garcia still refused to disclose the location of Christie Wilson’s body. Thanks to a surprising source, however, the mystery was finally solved
AND FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD…
MURDER THE FRENCH WAY: HORROR OF THE ORIGINAL ACID BATH KILLER
He wanted to make people disappear – and a zinc bath and 100 litres of sulphuric acid would help him do it. Were the ghoulish deeds of Alexandre Sarret an inspiration to infamous British killer John George Haigh?
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