Mark Pulham

Mark Pulham was born in London, England in 1955, and lived in Battersea for most his life. In the mid-1970s he started working in the publishing industry, and worked for Andre Deutsch and Victor Gollancz among others. In 1990 he moved to Canada, where he was a stay-at-home dad for his four children. He wrote book reviews and articles for The Mystery Review and The Antigonish Review, and has written articles for some websites. He’s lived on Vancouver Island, in Duncan, BC, for the last 15 years. His interests are historical crime, reading, the English language, and films. Currently, he’s working on two novels and a screenplay.

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Feb 20, 2012
John Reginald Halliday Christie Serial Killer Reg Christie pinned one of his eight murders on the witless Timothy Evans before he was discovered to be the “Monster of 10 Rillington Place.”  Evans’s execution by hanging – and his posthumous pardon – helped lead to the...
Dec 18, 2011
Bridego Bridge just after the robbery In August of 1963, 15 men pulled off “The Great Train Robbery,” at Sears Crossing in Buckinghamshire in southeast England, netting the equivalent of $68.5 million in today’s dollars.  Of the £2,631,684 stolen, less than £400,000 was...
Nov 21, 2011
Dr. Harold Frederick Shipman During the last quarter of the Twentieth century, Dr. Harold Shipman killed his patients and got away with it.  In the process, he became the most prolific serial killer not just in Great Britain but in the Western World.  It eventually...
Sep 27, 2011
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley Myra Hindley was, for the British public, evil personified, and was the most hated woman in Britain from the time of her arrest in 1965 until the day she died in 2002 for murdering children with her boyfriend and burying them on the Moors. by...
Sep 5, 2011
Anders Behring Breivik During a 90-minute rampage at a youth camp not far from Oslo, 32-year-old Anders Breivik – an anti-Islamist – shot to death 69 people.  Earlier that afternoon he set off an ANFO bomb in the capital’s Government Quarter that killed eight people and...
Aug 22, 2011
Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad During a three-week reign of terror in October of 2002, the D.C. snipers gunned down 13 innocent people at random around the Washington, D.C. Beltway. Only three survived. by Mark Pulham Montgomery County, Maryland, is just north of...
Aug 1, 2011
Albert Fish was the real life “boogeyman” of every parent’s worst nightmare. He kidnapped young children, viciously murdered them, and ate their flesh. by Mark Pulham There was a knock on the door. Delia Budd opened it and found a stranger standing before her. He was an...
Jul 26, 2011
Charles Whitman’s killing rampage from the Tower at the University of Texas on August 1, 1966 led to the creation of S.W.A.T. teams in every major city across the United States.  During the 90-minute siege, the former Marine sharpshooter gunned down almost 50 innocent...
May 23, 2011
Dorothea Puente (Photo LA Times) Serial killer Dorothea Puente was charming and incorrigible.  by Mark Pulham Charles Willgues, a retired carpenter, had been out that Wednesday afternoon to a hardware store to buy a glass cutter. Now, he sat at the bar of the Monte...
Mar 6, 2011
Crime Scene Photo In woods not far from Philadelphia, the body of a young boy was found in a box in 1957.  An autopsy showed the 4-to-6-year-old child had died from a blow to his head and had sustained numerous bruises.  A widespread, prolonged investigation failed...