True Crime

My Mother, A Serial Killer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice.

Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea.

ISBN: 
9781460754528
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2018

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.

As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne’s bohemian salons – until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home.

ISBN: 
9780143789574
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

Code of Silence, Colin Dillon & Tom Gilling

Author Information
Book Title: 
Code of Silence
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760290580
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness contains 16 cases from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong , and one from Sydney, in which a Singaporean spent eight years in jail for a murder before being acquitted and freed because of forensic evidence - and some terrific work by Sydney barrister David Dalton SC.

The book’s cases include:

Year of Publication: 
2018

The Last Escape

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Career criminal John Killick was involved in the most audacious prison break in Australian history when he escaped from Sydney’s Silverwater prison after his partner in crime Lucy Dudko commandeered a scenic helicopter flight at gunpoint.

Australia’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spent 45 days on the run before being caught… Killick was sentenced to 23 years jail; Dudko to ten. After his release, the pair meet up again but are they the same people? Is the magic still there?

This is John Killick’s story – raw, confronting and redemptive.

ISBN: 
9781742579030
Publisher: 
New Holland Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - To Hell and Back, Carolyn Pethick

Author Information
Book Title: 
To Hell and Back
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921030307
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Memoir
Publisher: 
Sid Harta Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Squad, Yoni Bashan

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Squad
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781460751817
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Last Dog on the Island, Steve Kelleher

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Last Dog on the Island
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742579603
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
New Holland
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Planet Jackson, Brad Norington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Planet Jackson
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522870336
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mayhem, Matthew Thompson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mayhem
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743535950
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016