City of Evil: The truth about Adelaide's strange and voilent underbelly

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Hachette Australia, Nov 29, 2011 - True Crime - 320 pages
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'Sean Fewster discovers that a dark truth lurks behind Adelaide's murder capital myth' - Adelaide Advertiser

They call Adelaide the ‘city of churches’. What they forget is that every church has a graveyard -- and every graveyard is full of skeletons.

Adelaide, an elegantly designed, civilised city, where the inhabitants are known for their love of the arts, good food and fine wine, is also the place where many of Australia’s most bizarre and macabre crimes have taken place.

The cases in this book show that Adelaide truly does have another side: from the murder of a transvestite, pro-wrestling truck driver by his two lesbian lodgers (who worked as prostitutes) during an argument over a camera; to the prosecution of an elderly couple by the RSPCA for keeping, in frightful conditions and almost starved to death, a collection of 120 stray dogs and six pigs.

This book is more than a collection of some of the most attention-grabbing, shocking and puzzling cases from the past ten years: it also looks at why it might be that so many have happened in this sunny, conservative, unassuming state capital.

'a collection of macabre murders, rapes, torture and robbery, all occurring in Adelaide, the "City of Churches"...sensational and gruesome' - Courier Mail

'This book is not for the squeamish, but if you love true crime stories then this is right up there with the best of them' - Toowoomba Chronicle

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U a bit wrong on artfull dodger.but gd wrk.

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Really gripping, oddly entertaining and all round good read from a talented writer.

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About the author (2011)

Sean Fewster is the senior court reporter with THE ADVERTISER newspaper in Adelaide, South Australia, where he covers cases in the state’s Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts – from serial killers to petty thieves, and everything in between. In 2004 he won the Law Society of South Australia’s Des Colquhoun Award for best print journalist. He also contributed to COLD BLOODED MURDER: True crimes that rocked Australia.

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