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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

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

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