True Crime

The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The disappearance of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe was one of the most heartbreaking and confounding child abduction and murder cases of the century, spanning almost a decade prior to the eventual arrest of known pedophile Brett Peter Cowan, one of the original persons of interest.

The story of the police sting that resulted in his confession reads like crime fiction, featuring an elaborately staged fake crime gang run by a ‘Mr Big’ that lured Cowan in with the promise of a hefty payout.

ISBN: 
9781760067427
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Lucy Sussex

Author Information
Book Title: 
Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922147943
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
True Crime
Historical Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Unholy Trinity, Peter Hoysted & Denis Ryan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Unholy Trinity
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00DIOLZXG
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Kidnapped

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The story of Australia’s only known kidnapping of a child for ransom

When eight-year-old Graeme Thorne was kidnapped on his way to school in July 1960, Australia was gripped with fear and loathing. What monster would dare take financial advantage of the most treasured bond of love – between parent and child? Just weeks earlier, Graeme’s parents had won a fortune in the Opera House Lottery, and this had attracted the attention of the perpetrator, Stephen Bradley.

ISBN: 
9781925310238
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Evil Life

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The Calabrian Mafia in Australia is alive and well. This is the first time its real story in this country has ever been told.

The Calabrian mafia is Australia's oldest, largest and most ruthless crime syndicate, trafficking drugs worth billions of dollars and laundering the proceeds through sophisticated international networks.

ISBN: 
9781742374925
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dirty Girl

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Mostly it only took a trumped up charge to ruin a reputation and silence a person, but sometimes the rat pack that ruled Perth in the 1970’s would have to resort to murder. 

Not the back room, needle in the arm, overdose kind of murder that could so easily be written off, nor the disappearance altogether of troublemakers like anti-drugs campaigner, Donald Mackay and publisher, Juanita Nielsen on the east coast of Australia. 

Away from prying eyes in one of the remotest and richest cities on earth, there was no need to hide your crime. 

ISBN: 
B00QTU1S0Q
Publisher: 
Alto Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Certain Admissions

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Certain Admissions is Australian true crime at its best, and stranger than any crime fiction.  It is real-life police procedural, courtroom drama, family saga, investigative journalism, social history, archival treasure hunt - a meditation, too, on how the past shapes the present, and the present the past.

ISBN: 
9780670078318
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Behind Closed Doors

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Four children by her father.
Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse.

In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter Elisabeth over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world.

But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town.

ISBN: 
9781925030457
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Unholy Trinity

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One policeman's desperate and moving account of his decades-long struggle to bring a depraved pedophile priest to justice—only to find himself obstructed by the Catholic Church and betrayed by his own police force.

ISBN: 
B00DIOLZXG
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Blood on My Hands

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Set in 1960s and '70s Australia, "The Blood on My Hands" is the dramatic tale of Shannon O'Leary's childhood years. O'Leary grew up under the shadow of horrific domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, and serial murder. Her story is one of courageous resilience in the face of unimaginable horrors.

Sub Genre: 
Autobiography
ISBN: 
9781519695871
Year of Publication: 
2016