True Detective September 2020


He was employed as a school caretaker, but what the staff and governors at Soham Village College didn’t know was that Ian Huntley was a latent predatory paedophile. The Soham Murders, the name given to the killing of 10-year-old girls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. shocked Britain. The case began with the disappearance of the two girls – both of whom were wearing distinctive Manchester United football shirts – from a family barbecue. Had the pair been kidnapped? For two weeks the nation held its breath as one of the most intensive police investigations in living memory took place. Read “Crimes That Made The Headlines – Soham: Why Huntley Became A Child-Killer” in this issue.

Irishwoman Celine Cawley was a high-flyer. A former model and aspiring actress who had appeared in a James Bond film, she had her own TV production company and enjoyed the trappings of success. But when her marriage to Eamonn Lillis descended into mutual vindictiveness, tragedy was just around the corner. See this issue’s “Glamorous Life…Brutal Death”.

“I have no conscience. I don’t believe in man, God, nor Devil. I hate me. I hate the whole damn human race including myself. I preyed upon the weak, the harmless and the unsuspecting.” So said Carl Panzram, a mass killer and rapist whose twisted admirers included the Moors Murderer Ian Brady. See “America’s Most Evil – ‘As Lethal And Remorseless As A Shark’” for the full story.

Highlights this issue include:

* Glamorous Life…Brutal Death

* Crimes That Made The Headlines: Soham: Why Huntley Became A Child-Killer

* America’s Most Evil: “As Lethal And Remorseless As A Shark”

* Deadly Ambush In Herne Hill

* Hanged In Australia: Terror And Outrage In The Bush

* Questions & Answers: Officer Down!

* Hanged At Crumlin Road Prison – Part 9

* “Have You Found The Body?”

* Execution USA

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