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Captain Thunderbolt & His Lady

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.

'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the bar with the inn keeper's own profits. Driven into banditry by injustice, this colonial Robin Hood, magnificent horseman and skilled bushman was celebrated by his victims as vigorously as he was hunted by the law.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781742372877
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Mrs Mort's Madness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Four days before Christmas in 1920, Dorothy Mort shot her lover dead in cold blood. The tragic end to her affair with dashing young doctor, cricket star and War hero, Dr Claude Tozer, scandalised Sydney. Dorothy's respectable husband was devastated. Following a trial that mesmerised the public and sent the media into a frenzy, the troubled North Shore mother of two and budding actress was declared 'not guilty on the ground of insanity'. After nine years in Long Bay Gaol, Dorothy was released and returned to live quietly with her husband . . . But was she really mad, or bad, or neither?

ISBN: 
9781922057907
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - A COMPULSION TO KILL, Robert Cox

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Compulsion to Kill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922120946
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Interactive Publications
Year of Publication: 
2014

A Compulsion to Kill

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The latest work from acclaimed historical author Robert Cox, A Compulsion to Kill is a dramatic chronological account of 19th-century Tasmanian serial murderers. Never before revealed in such depth, the story is the culmination of extensive research and adept craftsmanship as it probes the essence of both the crimes and the killers themselves.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781922120946
Publisher: 
Interactive Publications
Year of Publication: 
2014

Last Woman Hanged

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One woman.
Two husbands.
Four trials.
One bloody execution.
The last woman hanged in NSW.

In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands died suddenly.

The Crown was convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic and, to the horror of many in the legal community, put her on trial an extraordinary FOUR TIMES in order to get a conviction. Louisa protested her innocence until the end. 

ISBN: 
9781460703625
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - BENT, James Morton & Susanna Lobez

Author Information
Book Title: 
Bent
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862256
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - ONCE UPON A TIME IN MELBOURNE, Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862331
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Underworld
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Once Upon A Time in Melbourne

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Dirty Cops. Lying Politicians. Vampire Gigolos . . . An Unbelievable True Story.

Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home—rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees. 

ISBN: 
9780522862331
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE REAL CHOPPER, Adam Shand

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Real Chopper
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143799580
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Real Chopper

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Criminal, murderer, raconteur, author . . . mythmaker?

Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read is undoubtedly Australia's best-known criminal. Author of many bestselling books about the underworld he inhabited, and subject of a smash-hit film, his story has become part of the country's culture. And Read certainly knew how to spin a yarn.

Adam Shand – bestselling author of Big Shots: Carl Williams and the Gangland Murders – disentangles the persona of 'Chopper' from Mark Read, the man. Chopper took over Read's life, made him famous but then refused to let him go.

ISBN: 
9780143799580
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2014

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