True Crime

Invisible Women

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

When news of a murdered woman hits the headlines in Australia, people sit up and take notice. Unless that woman happens to be a sex worker.

Invisible Women tells the stories of several murdered sex workers – all of whom are somebody’s mother, daughter, wife or sister – whose identities have been erased. Why do we see some lives as less valuable than others, and what price do we all pay for this shocking lack of care? These amazing stories of incredible women are both deeply moving and shocking in their insight and clarity. And definitely way overdue.

ISBN: 
9781760067434
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing

A Murder Without Motive

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists - and profoundly rearrange the life of the victim's family.

It would also involve the author's family, because his brother knew the man charged with the murder. For years, the two had circled each other suspiciously, in a world of violence, drugs, and rotten aspirations.

ISBN: 
9781925321357
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Waterfront

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been a breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious criminals, and a magnet for local and overseas crime syndicates.

From the rum trade of colonial times to modern-day drug smuggling and alongside the rise and dominance of waterfront unions, a criminal element has always found ways to survive and thrive. After a century of Royal Commissions, reports, denials and crackdowns, crime and wrongdoing in Australia's ports remain organised, entrenched and incredibly profitable.

ISBN: 
9780733632662
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - MRS MORT'S MADNESS, Suzanne Falkiner

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mrs Mort's Madness
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922057907
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2014

This House of Grief

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

ISBN: 
9781922079206
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - AUSTRALIA'S MOST MURDEROUS PRISON: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail, James Phelps

Author Information
Book Title: 
Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780857987495
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

BEHIND THE WALLS OF GOULBURN JAIL

An unprecedented spate of murders in the 1990s – seven in just three years – earned Goulburn Jail the ominous name of ‘The Killing Fields'. Inmates who were sentenced or transferred to the 130-year-old towering sandstone menace declared they had been given a death sentence. 

Gang alliances, power plays, contracted hits, the ice trade, the colour of your skin – even mistaken identity – any number of things could seal your fate. 

ISBN: 
9780857987495
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - THE MURDER OF ALLISON BADEN-CLAY, David Murray

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742759838
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Brisbane
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - BLACK WIDOW, Carol Baxter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Black Widow
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743315019
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Black Widow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical

'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News. Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner...but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour?

ISBN: 
9781743315019
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015