We venture back to the 80s for Cardiff’s Case Of The Skeleton In The Carpet
True Detective March 2017
“It was a crime of obsession, of arrogance, of barbarity, but above all it was a crime of evil. It was a well-rehearsed and savage butchery of a blameless woman.” So said Mr. Justice Turner at the end of a seven-week murder trial at Preston Crown Court last year. The victim was a successful businesswoman called Sadie Hartley, her killers the “morally degenerate” duo Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh. The case attracted widespread media interest and is the first of this month’s two Crimes That Made The Headlines – Women Jailed For Murdering Love Rival. Don’t miss it.
We venture back to the 80s for Cardiff’s Case Of The Skeleton In The Carpet, this issue’s second Crimes That Made The Headlines. The police had a body but no way of knowing who the victim was. Only after skilled scientific detective work and brilliant facial reconstruction modelling had taken place would the case begin to move forward – and a murder investigation finally get under way.
“Hang The Immigrants!” – the latest in our Hanged In Australia series – takes us to 50s Darwin in the Northern Territory when the murder of a taxi-driver fuelled a wave of xenophobia – and locals even volunteered to do the hanging…
Enjoy the read – and let us know what you think!
- TD’s Crime Photos/Prize Competition
- Crimes That Made The Headlines: Women Jailed For Murdering Love Rival
- Your Letters: More of your views
- Ex-Chippendale Ordered Family Bloodbath
- Crimes That Made The Headlines: Cardiff’s Case Of The Skeleton In The Carpet
- 96 Years Of Executions In Britain And Ireland – Part Three
- Hanged In Australia Last Executions At Darwin Prison
- Execution USA
- The Gorse Hall Murder Mystery
- Make A Break: Wordsearch
- The Memorable Trials Of Norman Birkett The Divorcee And The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King
- Questions & Answers: “How I Wound Up On Death Row”
- Ireland’s Road Map To Murder: Nine Murders From County Limerick