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True Detective Magazine

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Heather Stigliano was a young woman with everything to live for. Hard-working, dependable and attractive, she was living in an apartment in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, working shifts at a restaurant when her life came to a brutal end at the hands of a drug-crazed killer. Much has been written over the years about the effects of crack cocaine on human behaviour. In “America’s Most Evil – ‘I Deserve The Electric Chair”’ in this issue, addict-turned-murderer James Whipple explains how dependency on the drug inspired his heinous actions.

“Crimes That Made The Headlines – Yorkshire Mystery Of The Burning Car” takes us back to the Northern England of the early 70s. Residents in Batley were shocked to be woken by the sound of explosions coming from the direction of waste land. A Ford car belonging to a taxi driver had been set alight. But where was the driver, and why was there a sawn-off shotgun in the rear of the vehicle? Read the full story In True Detective August.

Finally, don’t miss “Questions & Answers – The Lethal Landlord Of Islington”, our extra-length exploration of the notorious case of Frederick Seddon. Was Seddon’s wife equally responsible for the murder of the couple’s lodger?


Highlights this issue include:

* “You’re Not A Serial Killer, Right?”
* Crimes That Made The Headlines: Yorkshire Mystery Of The Burning Car
* America’s Most Evil: “I Deserve The Electric Chair”
* Hanged In Australia: Tragic Story Of Emma And Little Johnny
* Questions & Answers: The Lethal Landlord Of Islington
* Shocking Crimes Of “Ice Lady” Virginia
* April’s Slayer Must Stay In Prison For Life
* Hanged At Crumlin Road Prison – Part 8
* Execution USA
True Detective is the world’s number one magazine of non-fiction crime stories – now available in a versatile digital edition you can read anywhere on any device.

Packed full of must-read reports on unspeakable crimes, illustrated with gobsmacking photos, it’s better than the most thrilling whodunit – because it’s 100% TRUE.

Specialising in real-life stories from the US, the UK and around the world, it brings you the most notorious homicide cases from Victorian times right up to the present. In its pages you might find the latest murder case from the UK courts, a fascinating gangster saga from the 1930s, a French crime of passion from the 1970s and a crazed cannibal killer from the former Soviet Union. All this plus regular features such as Execution USA, Crimes That Made The Headlines and Hanged In Australia.

Use this app to try the latest issue or a full year’s subscription (12 issues) and explore the dark world of crime with our expert writers as your guide. We take a lot of care over the way our stories are written – to make them clear, engrossing and above all factually correct. Never less than fascinating, True Detective might just be the best crime read you can buy.

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True Detective

A great, well-writen publication. I love (almost) every issue... Keep up the good work! Reviewed Thursday, 21 May 2020
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fabulous magazine. Reviewed Sunday, 8 March 2020

True Crime Addicts

Great mag for true crime addicts with the bonus of regular competitions to win and investigations to help solve. Reviewed Thursday, 22 November 2018

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Loving the true crime stories, great read would highly recommend! Reviewed Thursday, 8 February 2018

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