Derek Pedley

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AUSTRALIAN OUTLAW - Derek Pedley

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Australian Outlaw
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00B7S6E7W
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Category: 
True Crime
Year of Publication: 
2013

DEAD BY FRIDAY - Derek Pedley

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Book Title: 
Dead by Friday
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
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Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
South Australia
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR- Dead by Friday, Derek Pedley

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I was lucky enough recently to generate the eBook version of this book for Derek, and whilst you don't get much of a chance to read a lot while you're doing that, there were more than enough glimpses too intrigue.  It's not a case that I know anything at all about, but it definitely looks like something utterly incomprehensible. 

From the Blurb:

Dead By Friday – How lust and greed led to murder in the suburbs

No Fixed Address: The Hunt for Brenden James Abbott

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

′91There is no single criminal that concerns police , and should concern the community , as much as Brenden Abbott.′ Detective Sergeant Trevor Jenkins, SA Police.

It began as a single file at the Perth Armed Robbery Squad and grew to involve every operational police officer in Australia. For five-and-a-half years, Brenden James Abbott was a grinning shadow in an Akubra who couldn′t be caught.

ISBN: 
9780732266646
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1999

Dead by Friday

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A compelling portrait of murder for hire in the Australian suburbs, it begins with a dangerous sexual predator seducing her husband’s sleazy boss. Their obsessive affair leads to public sex and disturbing fantasies. From the suburbs that spawned the Snowtown killers, enter the hitman. For the first time, the truth about the lovers who wanted their partners dead, but didn’t count on shrewd detectives, a brave husband and a shattered family – all determined to bring three killers to justice.

Derek Pedley

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Pedley, Derek

About the Author

I am a journalist with more than 21 years' experience at The Advertiser newspaper in Adelaide and The West Australian newspaper in Perth. I work at Advertiser NewsMedia, part of the newsdesk team responsible for The Advertiser, Sunday Mail and AdelaideNow news website. I have a background in crime reporting and true crime writing. I also review true crime books for The Advertiser.

Ned Kelly Short List for 2007

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Best Crime Novel

Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher (Text Publishing)

The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham (Little, Brown)