True Detective July 2014

True Detective July 2014

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Ben Novack Jnr was the proud owner of the first ever Batman comic – valued at more than one million dollars…

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Ben Novack Jnr was the proud owner of the first ever Batman comic – valued at more than one million dollars – and a vast collection of caped crusader memorabilia. His life for years was a tale of money, glamour and privilege. But when the American millionaire hotel heir’s Ecuadorian-born wife Narcy unpacked her voodoo doll and plotted his death, there would be no superheroes around to save him and his mother from the most grisly of deaths…the extraordinary tale of Voodoo, Batman and Murder.

Mark Arthur frightened his girlfriend Heather when he proposed to her on the edge of Niagara Falls. She accepted his offer of marriage but he proved a controlling husband, even installing GPS tracking on her mobile. Read about the tragic consequences for the mum-of-two from Newcastle in How Satellite Tracking Led To Singer’s Slaying.

The Emerald Isle has seen more than its fair share of murders. And in Ireland’s Road Map To Murder, a new series starting this month, we focus on cases in the counties of Cork and Waterford.

Judith Neelley became the youngest woman ever on Death Row in the USA when she was sentenced to die in Alabama’s electric chair for the slaying of a girl and a young woman. Read about her crimes in America’s Most Evil: Will Torture Killer Judith Be Released At Last?

Crimes That Made The Headlines: Bible John’s Reign Of Terror, we consider the theory that the man who strangled three women to death in 1960s Glasgow was, in fact, the convicted serial killer Peter Tobin. It’s fascinating stuff.

Frederick Deeming’s heinous killing career in Britain and Australia is recounted in this month’s Questions & Answers: A Liverpool Story Of Mass Killing. And in Partners In Crime – And Death, there’s a brutal must-read tale from Lincolnshire. Finally, there’s The Plaza’s Private Horror Show, a cinema-based tale from wartime Dover that’s not to be missed.

* TD’s Crime Photos/Prize Competition
* Voodoo, Batman and Murder
* Your Letters-More of your views
* How Satellite Tracking Led To Singer’s Slaying
* Make A Break: Crossword
* New Series: Ireland’s Road Map To Murder, Part 1
* America’s Most Evil Will Torture Killer Judith Be Released At Last?
* Crimes That Made The Headlines Part 21:Bible John’s Reign Of Terror
* Questions & Answers: A Liverpool Story Of Mass Killing
* Partners In Crime – And Death – Part 5: Night Of Brutality At The KnolL
* Execution USA
* The Plaza’s Private Horror Show