USA True Detective Vol. 1 No. 4

USA True Detective Vol. 1 No. 4

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Lynda Block from Alabama – was she the last to die in the electric chair? Lynda was not usual inhabitant of Death Row. She’d had a privileged upbringing with well-heeled parents, and was respected member of her comunity. So how did she end up in the elec

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Lynda Block from Alabama – was she the last to die in the electric chair?
Lynda was not usual inhabitant of Death Row. She’d had a privileged upbringing with well-heeled parents, and was respected member of her comunity. So how did she end up in the electric chair?

The strange case of the berserk kidnapper?

The Texas chainsaw massacre – the end.
Two young Mormon missionaries, Gary Darley and Mark Fischer mysteriously disappeared after accepting an invitation to a venison supper in 1974 – but years later DNA evidence throws light on the gruesome reason.

Crime correspondent. A new series of short reports from crime writers of the old school.
The journalist-playwright Ben Hecht wrote this story about the deaths of Ruth Wanderer and the ragged stranger for the Chicago Daily News of June 22nd, 1970.

The Al Capone I Knew.

Who murdered Sir Harry Oakes?
When you live on a high hill you can expect high winds. Sir Harry Oake’s "high hill" was his position as the richest and most influential resident of Providence Island in the Bahamas. As a ruthless, self-made tycoon, he was used to high winds. The one blew up on the night of Wednesday, July 7th-8th, 1943, that created a mystery involving not only 69-year-old Sir Harry but also the Duke of Windsor and the Mafia…

The Rhonda Belle Martin story.
The trouble is I can’t stop poisoning people. One by one the plain, middle-aged woman sent six members of her family to their death and paralysed a seventh.

16 steps to doom. Tragedy had hit the Westwood household with the deaths of a young girl and her grandparents…Now murder came to call

"It’s right to hate" Robert Blecker was invited to tell a British audience at the Centre for Capital Punishment Studies in London why be believes that some people deserve to die.

Three fatal words: "Don’t marry Stewart!"
Who sent this sinister warning to a frightened woman – then followed with a merciless double murder?

Science cathes the man who got away with murder.
When a teenager’s mother disappeared he was told she was dead and the man accused of killing her was freed because of a lack of evidence.
But 26 years on DNA testing brought the murderer to justice.

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.