Paula Doneman

Things a Killer Would Know

Author's Home Country: 
True Crime

In April, 1999, schoolgirl Keyra Steinhardt was bashed, raped and murdered in a brazen daylight attack as she walked home from school in the central Queensland town of Rockhampton. The disappearance of Keyra made international headlines as the community and law enforcement officers hunted for the nine-year-old. No one uttered it out loud, but everyone knew they were searching for a body.


Paula Doneman

Author Information
Doneman, Paula

About the Author

Paula Doneman is the Crime Editor at the Courier-Mail, Queensland's daily newspaper. She has been a journalist for fourteen years, specialising in investigative journalism in crime reporting. While Chief Police Reporter for the newspaper, Doneman covered the Leonard Fraser story from the beginning and has worked closely with the team of Queensland Homicide detectives, 'Taskforce Alex', who tracked the serial murderer. Born and raised in Brisbane, she is the daughter of a retired police officer and a psychologist.

Ned Kelly Short List for 2007

The Ned Kelly's will be presented as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival (we'll be there again this year) on the evening of Wednesday 29th July, 2007.

Best Crime Novel

Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher (Text Publishing)

The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham (Little, Brown)