Shirley Hardy-Rix

More... Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes

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Imagine being pulled over for speeding and then having to lend the policeman a pen so he could write out your ticket. This happened when a motorcycle policeman left his pens at the office.

And there was the time a policeman pulled over a young buck and while inspecting his car managed to run over him - with his own car!

And then there was the off-duty policeman who went to the aid of a woman in distress - only to discover she was in the throes of passion, not terror!

And there was the policeman who locked himself out of his own police station.

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Shirley Hardy-Rix

Author Information
Hardy-Rix, Shirley

About the Author

Shirley Hardy-Rix began work in mainstream media as soon as she left school, spending eight years reporting crime and courts on television and radio.

Shirley's first book, Cops, Crooks and Catastrophes, was published in 1992. She then published A History - The Tin Shed and Beyond, an anecdotal history that traces the growth of the Watsonia RSL Sub-branch from its humble beginnings. She co-authored True Blue: Stories of Bravery from Victorian Police with Chief Inspector Ralph Stavely.

Crime & Justice Festival at the Convent 17th-19th July, 2009 - Tickets Ordered

Well, the programme for this festival was released this morning, so we've just faxed off our bookings (I'm lucky enough to be going for the 2 days of the weekend, Adam will come down and join me on the Sunday).

The programme's online at

So we've booked for:

Tales from the Dark Side - Rochelle Jackson, Colin McLaren and Susanna Lobez with Shirley Hardy-Rix