Like most big American cities, Boston wasn’t immune to murder in the 1960s. The average of one homicide a week was par for a place of its size
True Detective May 2009
Highlights this issue:
Like most big American cities, Boston wasn’t immune to murder in the 1960s. The average of one homicide a week was par for a place of its size – or at least it was until June 1962 when the Strangler came to town. He chose middle-aged women living alone as his victims, sexually abusing and sometimes raping them. Yet one man couldn’t wait to claim responsibility for all 11 murders credited to the serial killer. He wanted notoriety and he was willing to pay for it with a whole-life sentence. But his “confession” was only the beginning of a mystery which lingers to this day…The FREE True Detective Crime Collection pull-out is back with a bang. Where we ask: Who Was The REAL Boston Stranger?
People desperate to end their lives usually swallow pills, jump off bridges, inhale carbon monoxide or shoot themelves. But a growing number are choosing “suicide by cop,” using threatening behaviour to goad, provoke or trick the police into killing them.
A brief mention of a cracking new series starting this month – The Spilsbury Secrets. The series will give an insight into the achievements of the forensic detective known as the “Sherlock Holmes of medicine” – Sir Bernard Spilsbury.
Detailed contents listing for True Detective Magazine – May 2009
* TD’s Crime Photos/Prize Competition
* Farmer Who Blamed His Cows For His Wife’s Murder
* Your Letters
* Death Came To Call
* From Halifax: Mrs. Wagner’s Lover
* Suicide By Cop
* Fatal Affairs Part 19: “The Pain Has All Gone Now”
* Under The Spotlight: The Day They Charged Christie
* Free Pull-Out: Crime Collection No. 10 – WhoWas The Real Boston Strangler?
* The World’s Worst Killlers
* Murder In The Village Part 6: Murder Of The St. Bees Music Teacher
* Readers’ Jury
* Part 1 Of A New Series: The Spilsbury Secrets
* Questions & Answers: The “Hanging” Of Margaret Dixon
* Crime Observer
* Notable British Trials Part 24 – Chapter 3: The Astonishing Trial Of Craig And Bentley – Justice At Last
* Off The Rails