Jennifer Cooke

Honeymoon Dive

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

At 10.42 a.m. on 22 October 2003, while diving on the wreck of the SS Yongala on the Great Barrier Reef, an American tourist photographed his new wife for their honeymoon album. Instead the photo would become a vital police exhibit. On the right-hand side of the shot, Tina Watson's body lay 27 metres down on the ocean floor, one arm outstretched, reaching upwards. This is the photograph that shocked millions across Australia and the US.

ISBN: 
9781405040129
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Done Like A Dinner

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Some of Australia's most bizarre crimes had their genesis over a seemingly innocent meal in a city restaurant. This is a collection of the best known, written by two of Australia's leading crime reporters, Jennifer Cooke of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sandra Harvey. Colourful racing identities... prominent Sydney businessmen... the Melbourne Mafia... they're all here...

ISBN: 
9781876624576
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Currently Reading - Outside the Law

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I like these sorts of true crime books as fill-ins, especially if I've recently read a few hefty fictional tomes.

From the Blurb:

This revised, expanded collection of true crime by Australia's foremost crime writers digs beneath the polite exterior of modern Australian life to expose its chilling core.

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