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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

Review - THE PECULIAR CASE OF THE ELECTRIC CONSTABLE, Carol Baxter

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781780742434
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE TAINTED TRIAL OF FARAH JAMA, Julie Szego

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780987381149
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Investigative Journalism
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - WHO KILLED SCOTT GUY? - Mike White

Author Information
Book Title: 
Who Killed Scott Guy?
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
978-1-87750-5345-8
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

ISBN: 
9780987381149
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Who Killed Scott Guy?

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
True Crime

Scott Guy was a good man, a great dad, a salt-of-the-earth farmer who was gunned down at his front gate for no conceivable reason.

His death enthralled us, partly because it was so inexplicable, but also because there were no obvious suspects. When police finally arrested someone, public fascination soared - because the person they claimed killed Scott Guy was his brother-in-law, colleague and former mate, Ewen Macdonald.

ISBN: 
9781877505348
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - MURDER IN MISSISSIPPI, John Safran

Author Information
Book Title: 
Murder in Mississippi
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781926428468
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Mississippi
USA
Publisher: 
Hamish Hamilton
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - THE GOOD NURSE, Charles Graeber

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Good Nurse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9780446505291
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Special Interests: 
Medical
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Atlantic Books
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Murder in Mississippi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

When filming his TV series Race Relations, John Safran spent an uneasy couple of days with one of Mississippi's most notorious white supremacists. A year later, he heard that the man had been murdered – and what was more, the killer was black.

ISBN: 
9781926428468
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Bassett Road Machine-Gun Murders

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
True Crime

On Saturday morning, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to his property in Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland, to collect the rent. He was not prepared for the scene that greeted him when he opened the door: his two tenants, George Walker and Kevin Speight, had been violently murdered days before.

ISBN: 
9781877505287
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

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