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True Detective Magazine

12 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.58 per issue 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 bu

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True Detective  |  True Detective August 2021  


In March 1961, a brutal and bizarre stabbing murder in the West End of London shocked the nation. Newspaper reports speculated initially that the slaying of the well known art critic Elsie Batten, the wife of sculptor Mark Batten, had something to do with an Oriental curse, due largely to it occurring in a curiosity shop where old weaponry from around the globe was on sale. Three such weapons were used by the killer. However, it would be the murder investigation that followed which would go down in the annals of British criminal history. Specifically, how the suspect was identified… Read “Crimes That Made The Headlines – First Killer Caught By Identikit” in this issue for the full story.

“The man had killed the thing he loved, And so he had to die,” the Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote in his poem The Ballad Of Reading Gaol, the theme of which is the death penalty. But who was the killer and who did he kill? “The Ballad Of Reading Gaol” in this issue tells the story of the real-life murder that inspired it.

Finally, to Fayetteville, West Virginia, and one of America’s most enduring and perplexing mysteries. What did happen to the children of George and Jennie Sodder? See “Questions & Answers: Five Children Died In Family Massacre...Or Did They?”


Highlights this issue include:

* Killer’s Deathbed Confession
* Crimes That Made The Headlines: First Killer Caught By Identikit
* America’s Most Evil: They Confessed On TV To Amy’s Torture-Murder
* Wandsworth’s Days Of Hanging, Part 9
* Hanged In Australia: “Battered Beyond All Recognition”
* The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
* The Letter That Hanged Winnie’s Killer
* Questions & Answers: Five Children Died In Family Massacre...Or Did They?
* 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.

* And if you like True Detective, be sure to check out the other digital magazines in the True Crime Library stable: Master Detective, True Crime and Murder Most Foul.
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True Detective

A great, well-writen publication. I love (almost) every issue... Keep up the good work! Reviewed Thursday, May 21, 2020
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True Detective

fabulous magazine. Reviewed Sunday, March 8, 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, November 22, 2018

Great Read

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

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