True Detective July 2016


Police officers are of course expected to uphold the law at all times – and behave in equally exemplary fashion off-duty too. But it doesn’t always work out like that… In this month’s Crimes That Made The Headlines – Death Sentence For Police Sergeant Who Shot Nurse, we go back to the 1960s and the shocking case of an illicit romance that went horribly wrong. Don’t miss it.

Alvin “Old Creepy” Karpis was one of the most astute of the US’s 1930s desperadoes – and from the start of his criminal career he knew that a gun meant power. When he and his fellow-hoodlums joined up with the notorious Barker brothers, legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover described the Barker-Karpis gang as “the most vicious, cold-blooded crew of murderers, kidnappers and robbers in recent history.”  The Gangster Without A Grave for the full incredible story of Karpis’s life of crime.

The haunting and enduring Green Bicycle Mystery comes into focus in Sudden Death In Little Stretton, this month’s Under The Spotlight feature. Ronald Light was a former army officer working as a schoolmaster – but was he a killer, too?

Ireland’s Road Map To Murder reaches County Roscommon, with a shock shooting and a killing inspired by a fear of fairies among the cases.
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The Gangster Without A Grave

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Questions & Answers: Counterfeiting Paid For His Sex Crimes

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Ireland’s Road Map To Murder: Eight Cases From County Roscommon

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