True Detective June 2009

True Detective June 2009

£3.50

•Horror Of Craig’s Wedding Day Secret •Notable British Trials Part 25: Sex Romps, Porno And Murder Part 1 •Questions & Answers: The Last Man To Be Garrotted In Spain •Hanged At Strangeways: Part 1 Of A New Series •Under The Spotl

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Description

This month’s True Detective is a bonus-length, 14 story issue. It is packed with all your TD favourites and the usual mix of headlines cases from around the world. But it also sees the the start of two new series – Hanged At Strangeways and America’s Most Evil which begins with the inside story of Ed Gein and his house full of bodies. For like it or loathe it, Edward Gein has become a legend. Without him there would be no Psycho, one of the most chilling movies ever made. It was upon Gein that the film’s psychopath Norman Bates was based, although Bates’ antics had to be toned down. He merely paraded around in women’s clothes. The real-life psycho would have found that a poor substitute for getting under their skins – literally.

Strangeways Prison was completed in 1869 at a cost of £170,000 and built to replace the New Bailey Prison in Salford. It was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, who was also responsible for Manchester’s Town Hall and London’s Natural History Museum. When Strangeways opened it could accomodate 1,000 inmates and stands on the site of the former Strangeways Park, hence the name. As a penal institution it took more than a century to notch up its 100 executions. But starting with this issue, we will take just 10 months to tell the stories of each of those hangings. Also featured is Hanged At Strangeways, The Manchester Prison’s 100 Executions 1869 -1964.

Detailed contents listing for June 2009 issue:

•Horror Of Craig’s Wedding Day Secret
•Notable British Trials Part 25: Sex Romps, Porno And Murder Part 1
•Questions & Answers: The Last Man To Be Garrotted In Spain
•Hanged At Strangeways: Part 1 Of A New Series
•Under The Spotlight: The “Universal Provider” Murdered
•Murder In The Village Part 7: A Good Son To A Bad Mother
Readers’ Jury
•Lord Goddard’s Summing-Up In The Craig/Bentley Case
•America’s Most Evil Part 1: Ed Gein’s House Full Of Bodies
“Let Him Have It” – The Shout That Hanged A Durham Thief
•Execution USA Martin
•The World’s Worst Killers
•The Spilsbury Secrets Part 2
•Why Becky Missed The Show