True Detective December 2017

True Detective December 2017


To many people Steve Wright was just a quiet, unassuming chap who only became animated…


To many people Steve Wright was just a quiet, unassuming chap who only became animated when discussing golf. Yet there was a darker side to the man who would become known as The Suffolk Strangler. A neighbour in Ipswich witnessed him flying into violent rages in which he attacked his second wife with his bare hands. “He would pin his wife up against the wall and put both hands around her throat. There were at least three times when he did this in front of witnesses.” Over the course of six terrible weeks in 2006 Wright attacked five vulnerable women in the same way – cold-bloodedly strangling the life out of them. Eleven years on, he has yet to admit his guilt. Wright will never be released from prison and speculation persists that there must be more victims. Turn to Crimes That Made The Headlines – How The Suffolk Strangler Became A Killing Machine.

In this month’s Hanged In Australia, we look at an extraordinary case from Western Australia in which a published novelist’s plot for a detective novel he was writing inspired a killer. Author Arthur Upfield, working near the rabbit-proof fence, had discussed an idea for a perfect murder – and one fellow thought he’d put the plan into action…
New series 120 Were Hanged At Pentonville,  is the first part of our definitive guide on all the executions carried out at the London prison. We begin with 10 fascinating case studies – and the other 110 will be published over the following months.

And don’t miss this month’s Questions and Answers – Cheshire’s Remarkable Case Of The Skull That Trapped A Wife-Killer. It has to be read to be believed.
Enjoy the read – and let us know what you think!

  • TD’s Crime Photos / Prize Competition
  • Why Tiffany Is On Death Row – Elderly Couple Buried Alive
  • Crimes That Made The Headlines: How The Suffolk Strangler Became A Killing Machine
  • Your Letters / More of your views
  • New Series: 120 Were Hanged At Pentonville – Part One
  • Make A Break: Wordsearch
  • Hanged In Australia : Novelist’s Murder Plot Led To Three Real Killings
  • Execution USA
  • Questions & Answers: Cheshire’s Remarkable Case Of The Skull That Trapped A Wife-Killer
  • Horror Of The Speeding Hatchback
  • Did Judy Have Hubby Shot Through The Eyes?
  • 96 Years Of Executions In Britain And Ireland – Part Twelve
  • Three Friends Drowned New Graduate Jarret
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