Australia

Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Biography
True Crime

Ellen Kelly was born during the troubles in Ireland. When she arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. When she died at the age of 91 in 1923, having outlived seven of her 12 children, motor cars plied the highway near her bush home north of Melbourne, and Australia was a modern sovereign nation.

ISBN: 
9780733331572
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Grantlee Kieza

Author Information
Kieza, Grantlee

Award winning journalist Grantlee Kieza has held senior editorial positions at The Daily TelegraphThe Sunday Telegraph and The Courier Mail. He is a Walkley Award finalist and the author of twelve acclaimed books, including the recent bestsellers Bert Hinkler: The Most Daring Man in the WorldSons of the Southern Cross and Monash.

Planet Jackson

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

ISBN: 
9780522870336
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Brad Norington

Author Information
Norington, Brad

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

Yoni Bashan

Author Information
Bashan, Yoni

Smoke and Mirrors

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Stuart Rattle and Michael O’Neill were the perfect couple. Country boys from working-class backgrounds, they were bon vivants and lovers, the envy of all their gay friends—until tragedy struck. 

Stuart Rattle was at the peak of his design career, feted and entertained by hosts whose invitations were gold. A ‘Rattle’ interior was his ticket into this exclusive lifestyle. 

ISBN: 
B012F2T8YO
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Into the Darkness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager‘s call. So began the so-called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman called Phoebe Handsjuk.

ISBN: 
9781925321531
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Denny Day, the Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia’s greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.

Once there was a wilderness: Australia’s frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man’s uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world.

ISBN: 
9780857986825
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016

Terry Smyth

Author Information
Smyth, Terry

Terry Smyth is an award-winning journalist, playwright, scriptwriter and songwriter. The youngest son of Irish immigrants, he was born and raised in the Hunter Valley, and is now based in Sydney. He has, in his time, worked as a builder's labourer, steel worker, cotton mill hand, psychiatric nurse, professional musician, actor and advertising copywriter.