Australia

The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers

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Book Title: 
The Unfortunate Victim
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321975
Series: 
Otto Berliner
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Daylesford
Castlemaine
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Drowned Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?

The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’

But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?

The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.

ISBN: 
9781760401207
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Brendan James Murray

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Murray, Brendan James

Brendan Murray grew up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and has been writing for as long as he can remember. Though his first love is nonfiction, he also enjoys writing creatively; his short stories have twice received National Literary Awards from the Fellowship of Australian Writers. 

Busted

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia.

In 2007, Melbourne customs officials intercepted 15 million ecstasy tablets hidden in 3000 tomato tins arriving from Naples, Italy – the largest haul of ecstasy in the world. The seized pills had a street value of $440 million.

ISBN: 
9780143797128
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016

Keith Moor

Author Information
Moor, Keith

Keith Moor is Editor of the Melbourne Herald Sun's Insight investigative unit. Formerly the Melbourne Herald's Chief Police Reporter and Canberra political correspondent, Keith won the Walkley Award for news reporting in 1986 for his coverage of the kidnap of two Victorian aid workers in Pakistan. He became the Herald Sun's first Chief of Staff when the newspaper was formed in 1990, then its News Editor and Managing Editor (News) in 1995.

Review - Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, Adrian McKinty

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Book Title: 
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781781256923
Series: 
Sean Duffy
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Ireland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, Adrian McKinty

Author Information
Book Title: 
Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781781256923
Series: 
Sean Duffy
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Ireland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Justice Denied, Bill Hosking and John Suter Linton

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Book Title: 
Justice Denied
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Harlequin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Ethics of Evil: Stories of H Division

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

This non-fiction book explores the true story of H Division, the punishment division within Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, that operated from 1958-1994, which was responsible for cultivating criminals who committed horrific crimes upon their release. 

Established in 1958 to punish prisoners like William O’Meally, the last man legally flogged in Australia, H Division, or Hell Division as it became known, established a culture so ferocious, in 1972 the Victorian Government was forced to hold an inquiry into the brutality. 

Year of Publication: 
2016