The Salcombe murders are solved at last. On May Day, 1975, John Allen disposed of his wife without too many questions being asked, but his children presented a further problem. He had to murder them and concoct a foolproof alibi, one that would stand the
USA True Detective Vol. 1 No. 3
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The Salcombe murders are solved at last.
On May Day, 1975, John Allen disposed of his wife without too many questions being asked, but his children presented a further problem. He had to murder them and concoct a foolproof alibi, one that would stand the test of time, and he very nearly succeeded.
Innocent in Illinois?? The Edward Moore Case.
"I want to make sure we don’t put innocent people to death, Illinois Governor George Ryan stated. Then in October 2000 he announced a moratorium on the death penalty pending clemency appeals on behalf of the state’s Death Row inmates, and in January 2003 he commuted the death sentences of 152 inmates on Death Row, and pardoned four others. Edward Moore was not of those four, but this case is an interesting one.
Could you be a Psychic Detective?
Colin Wilson recalls some staggering experiences from beyond the grave and invites us to develop our psychic powers.
Read about the case twenty-seven years ago this July of the strangest kidnapping of all time in the State of California.
News of the mysterious disappearance of a school bus, its driver, and 26 children spread like a shock wave of fear around the world. Were terrorists involved? Would a small Californian township lose many of its youngsters in a horrific massacre?
Secrets of the gangster years with the Brady gang.
Newspaper reporter Bernard H. Brennan recalls the day he dodged flying bullets to get a scoop when the FBI and the Brady gang shot it out on the streets of Bangor, Maine. Brennan also took a dramatic picture after buying a Brownie camera from a terrified witness.
Millions, matches, and a midas touch.
The world’s greatest con-men.
Jacques Pendower recalls the dealings of Ivar Kreuger who once attributed his business success to three things: "One is silence," he said, "the second is more silence," and the third is still "more silence."
Motive enough for murder.
A smell of kerosene and a rope around a dead woman’s neck told detectives this was no accident.
Please note – Many of the cases in the American issue of True Detective have already been published in True Detective, True Crime, Master Detective & Murder Most Foul.