True Detective July 2010

True Detective July 2010

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For nearly a century there had been talk of harnessing the power of the River Shannon, and in 1925 the new Irish Free State decided to spend a fifth of its entire annual budget on the project

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For nearly a century there had been talk of harnessing the power of the River Shannon, and in 1925 the new Irish Free State decided to spend a fifth of its entire annual budget on the project. The outcome at Ardnacrusha in County Clare four years later was the world’s largest hydroelectric generating station. Sadly, that is not all it will be remembered for. It also has a place in the annals of crime.

Advances in forensic science continue to produce amazing results. A case in point is that of the Hillside Stranglers, this month’s America’s Most Evil. In our account we bring the case right up to date, including the revelation that one of their supposed victims was actually killed by Rodney Alcala – a Californian serial killer whose astonishing story is still unfolding as we go to press. But it goes without saying that you can expect to read more about Mr. Alcala in a future issue.

* TD’s Crime Photos/Prize Competition
* Under The Spotlight: Fake Hero Hanged On D-Day
* Police Officer On A Mission To Kill
* Your Letters – More of your views
* Classic Irish Murder Cases Part 13: Death At The Shannon Scheme
* Murder At The Abingdon Arms
* America’s Most Evil: The Killings Of The Hillside Stranglers
* Readers’ Jury
* Execution USA
* Crime Observer
* When Postal Delay Led To Murder
* Make A Break: Crossword
* Questions & Answers: She Fed Corpse To The Pigeons
* Death In The Line Of Duty Part 4
* The World’s Worst Killers
* Murder-For-Hire To Get Rid Of Dad

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