Australia

Mayhem

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of six weeks.

ISBN: 
9781743535950
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Matthew Thompson

Author Information
Thompson, Matthew

Matthew Thompson is a writer and adventurer with a University Medal in English and a broken nose. Areas of his reportage include pool hustling, nudist colonies, mixed-sex boxing and war zones. Matt's writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and other major newspapers, Inside SportDazed & ConfusedAustralian Style, and HEAT. Matt has also written and recorded radio documentaries broadcast in the United States by National Public Radio, and in Australia by the ABC's Radio National.

Murder at Myall Creek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925456264
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Good Cop

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' Ron Iddles

In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

ISBN: 
9781743534403
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Justine Ford

Author Information
Ford, Justine

Justine Ford is a TV producer and journalist with a background in news and current affairs. She was a presenter on the top-rating crime series, Australia’s Most Wanted, and her producing credits include the hit shows Missing Persons Unit, Border Security¸ RPA and Random Acts of Kindness. She has also worked as a radio producer / presenter and as a magazine features’ writer.

The Last Dog on the Island

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Detector Dog Elise and her handler, Steve Kelleher, were the only drug detection unit in Tasmania. Working for Customs, Tasmania Police, Federal Police and the Tasmanian Corrections Service, they hunted down marijuana stashes, caches of amphetamines and were instrumental in smashing an international Mafia drug ring. Tackling bikie gangs, hardened criminals and hazardous shipto- shore transfers were all in a day’s work for Elise and Steve. Their expertise took them all over Tasmania, to the mainland states and even into the South Pacific.

ISBN: 
9781742579603
Publisher: 
New Holland
Year of Publication: 
2017

Steve Kelleher

Author Information
Kelleher, Steve

Steve Kelleher worked as an Australian Customs Dog handler for 16 years, including 6 years in Tasmania. He believes that working with dogs is preferable to working with people. He has travelled extensively and studied nature conservation while attempting to become a park ranger. He has an appetite for good stories and believes that a journey isn’t over until the stories of it have been written, so he has taken care to write his adventures down. Work is a long and often overlooked journey that most people have little to show for.

To Hell and Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'To Hell and Back' is a memoir detailing one policewoman’s trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victoria Police Force from the early 1980’s to the present day. Despite numerous instances of harassment, false accusations and character assassinations, the member still manages to maintain her sanity and perform her policing duties to the best of her ability. Ultimately, this is a story about one person’s struggle to say and do the right thing, to follow procedure, no matter what the eventual cost to herself or her career.

Sub Genre: 
Memoir
ISBN: 
9781921030307
Publisher: 
Sid Harta Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2016

Carolyn Pethick

Author Information
Pethick, Carolyn

It is now 2016 and I have recently retired from the Victoria Police Force after nearly thirty years of service. I have enjoyed much of my time during these thirty years and believe the police force is a great career. Over the past few years it has become a great career for women who are now mostly treated as equals to the male members. I often recommend it as a great challenging career for women when I give talks to many different groups. When I joined, only approximately fourteen percent of the police force were women. This number has now grown to about forty percent.

Stranger

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Political journalist Nick Hunter suddenly loses his memory. He can't find his wallet, his computer password or even his name. When it comes to women it's even more confusing. Does he have a lover or a wife?

It doesn't get any easier when he realises his life is in danger as he's been researching a story on corruption at the highest level of political life. Things get even stickier once Nick has a 6-shooter out of his safety deposit box and in his hand, ready to fire in his own defence.

ISBN: 
9780995421981
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Sydney School of Arts and Humanities
Year of Publication: 
2017