True Crime Winter Special 2019

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This collection of cases from the pages of True Crime, Master Detective, True Detective and Murder Most Foul brings you a concentrated dose of the best stories from across the world, reporting many aspects of crime. It all adds up to a fascinating cocktail of true stories.

THE BREAKING BAD MURDER
A war veteran who suffered from PTSD was inspired by his favourite TV series when he killed his lodger and tried to dispose of her body

SHOULD THEY HAVE HANGED JEAN’S HUSBAND?
A controversial case from Middlesex

EXECUTED BY GUNSHOT
The 22-year-old victim was stabbed a staggering 102 times by her killer

THREE-IN-A-BED SEX LED TO NEW FOREST MURDER
A landlady and her schoolgirl daughter were murdered by the lodger they shared a bed with

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
The disappearance of a mentally handicapped man baffled police

COLUMBINE’S LAST VICTIM?
Tiffany had faced death as a teenager at Columbine High School and it had left its mark on her – six troubled years later she was dead…

WARRINGTON SHOCKER: DEADLY DAY OUT WITH UNCLE ALAN
A young girl did not return home from school in Birkenhead. Police recovered her decomposing body several weeks later in Warrington

PREGNANT MARINE BURNED IN FIRE PIT
A heavily-pregnant marine had her skull smashed, her neck slashed with a knife and was then set alight

THE POPPY DAY MASSACRE
A paranoid schizophrenic with a long-standing grudge

11 VICTIMS FOR “THE TEENAGE BONNIE AND CLYDE”
It was a horrific two-month killing spree which shocked 1950s America – and evoked memories of an earlier pair of outlaws…

INCEST WAS THE KEY TO COLD CASE KILLER
A quarter of a century passed before two dedicated detectives brought the killer to justice…

YOUNG LOVERS SLAIN BY THE LANDLORD FROM HELL
A row over parking ended in tragedy

“SHOULD I STRANGLE, DROWN OR SET FIRE TO EMILY?”
An obsessive and possessive boyfriend who carried out his threat to kill

WAS HOLLYWOOD STAR THELMA TODD MURDERED?
The mysterious death of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated comedy actresses

LORI’S MURDER SOLVED AFTER 30 YEARS
More than three decades would pass by before her killer was brought to justice

WHY THIS POLICEMAN MURDERED HIS WIFE
They were going through a divorce but still living together for the sake of their kids when things came to a head

PSYCHO SANTA KILLS EIGHT AT CHRISTMAS PARTY
A gunman dressed as Santa Claus walked in on a party and opened fire with a handgun

HORROR CRIMES OF SYDNEY’S MUTILATOR
The fascinating case of a notorious serial killer from Liverpool

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AFTER 28 YEARS…HOW AN INVISIBLE CLUE CAUGHT ELAINE’S KILLER
A microscopic clue laid unnoticed in police custody until a cold case team reviewed the case

END OF A TEENAGE ROMANCE
A teenage girl wanted some answers from her boyfriend but got more than she bargained for