True Detective September 2015

True Detective September 2015

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True Detective is renowned for its coverage of the most intriguing true crime stories

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True Detective is renowned for its coverage of the most intriguing true crime stories – and this month is no different, with a crop of the most compulsively readable cases from the British Isles and the US.

Beginning in the mid-60s with the sex murder slaying of a nurse in Walsall by another killer, A Tale Of Three Killers centres on the bizarre life and heinous crimes of the double-killer formerly known as Douglas Wakefield (right), now going under the moniker Tai Pilley following a sex change operation. It’s a saga of murder like no other, illustrating the point that truth really can be so much stranger than fiction.

From the bizarre to the revolting – and the case of Oregon pig farmer Susan Monica. The 66-year-old was regarded by her rural neighbours as being a bit odd, living in squalid conditions, but nobody could say that she neglected her animals. Then it came to light that two of her workers hadn’t been seen for a while. The truth, it seemed, was that she valued the pigs far more than the humans.

Southport’s Mystery Of The Murdered Landlady, this month’s Questions & Answers feature, focuses on an officially unsolved case from the north-west seaside resort’s past, requested by a reader. More than 100 years have passed by since widowed landlady Dorothy Allen was found dead in a pool of blood but the story retains the power to shock. Don’t miss it!
Enjoy the read – and let us know what you think!

* TD’s Crime Photos/Prize Competition
* Susan Fed Her Victims To The Pigs
* Your Letters – More of your views
* A Tale Of Three Killers
* Ireland’s Road Map To Murder: Eight Belfast Cases
* True Detective’s Diary Of Murder – September
* Make A Break: Wordsearch
* Crimes That Made The Headlines: Two Murdered In Cheshire Bank Robbery
* Under The Spotlight The 40th Anniversary Of The Last Executions In Spain
* Hanged For Murder: What Drove Albert To Kill?
* She Had Shooting Lessons To Teach Her To Kill
* Three Shot Dead On Family Picnic
* Execution USA
* Questions & Answers: Southport’s Mystery Of The Murdered Landlady