The Australian Book of True Crime: Crimes that Shocked Australia

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Allen & Unwin, Jul 1, 2008 - True Crime - 304 pages
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Twenty-one of Australia's most startling real-life crimes, from the late 1800s to the present day are collected here in one gripping volume. Using exhaustive research, court records, police statements and original interviews, Larry Writer offers fascinating new insights into the lives of some of Australia's most notorious villains and their victims.

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This is a compilation of true crimes that were committed in Australia. There are 21 cases in this book and they vary in time committed and type of crime. One was a couple I had read about before ... Read full review

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Paula marinucci
Well written, good read, even though the facts are ghastly and unimaginable!


The Graeme Thorne Kidnapping 1960 Stephen Bradley 2 The Vampire Killer Tracey Wigginton
The Killing of Dr Victor Chang 1991 Chiew Seng Liew and Phillip Choon Tee 6 Outback Rampage 1973 Kevin Crump and Allan Baker
The Cross Dressing Killer 1917 Eugenia Falleni 9 Expelling the Demons 1993 Ralph Vollmer and the Exorcists 10 Partners in Crime 1986 Catheri...

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Larry Writer is the author of The Australian Book of True Crime and The Australian Book of Heroism, the Ned Kelly Award-winning Razor, Bumper: The Life and Legend of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell, Pleasure and Pain, and Never Before, Never Again. He is a former editor, senior journalist and London bureau chief with Australian Consolidated Press and Time Inc. Magazines. Larry lives in Sydney with his family.

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