True Detective April 2021


She was, it seemed, a typical American mom, but appearances can be deceptive. For Kathleen West had a secret – at night she put away the recipe books, put on lingerie and posted risque pictures of herself online. She successfully built up a loyal fanbase of subscribers and was earning a lot of money. When she was found dead on the porch of her home in the town of Calera, Alabama, an investigation was launched. Who would have killed her and why? See this issue’s “Double Life Of Housewife-Turned-Porn-Star Ends In Horror” for the full story.

On April 12th, 1961, a former US soldier was executed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, despite pleas for mercy which included his own appeal to US President John F. Kennedy. Private John Bennett, who had an IQ of 67 and suffered from epilepsy, had been condemned to death for the rape of an 11-year-old girl in Austria, seven years earlier, in 1954. Was justice done that day? Read “Black Soldier Hanged For Rape” to make up your own mind.

“Wife Was Victim Of The Sex-Mad Milkman” is another anniversary account, taking us back to the Buckinghamshire of the early 1920s and the scandalous case of George Bailey. Locals in the village of Little Marlow wondered how he could afford to live in Barn Cottage – and the gossips had a field day with the girls he lured inside.

Highlights this issue include:

* Double Life Of Housewife-Turned-Porn-Star Ends In Horror

* Crimes That Made The Headlines: Eltham Tragedy Of Little Lynn

* America’s Most Evil: Sex Predators Go On A Killing Spree

* Hanged In Australia: Horror Hanging Of A Jilted Boyfriend

* Questions & Answers: Black Soldier Hanged For Rape

* 50 Wives For “America’s Greatest Mass-Murderer”

* Wandsworth’s Days Of Hanging, Part 7

* How Many Victims For The Claremont Killer?

* Execution USA

* Wife Was Victim Of The Sex-Mad Milkman

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