True Crime

Review - Pentridge: Behind the Bluestone Walls, Don Osborne

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pentridge: Behind the Bluestone Walls
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760068547
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates, James Phelps

Author Information
Book Title: 
Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143780533
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Pentridge: Behind the Bluestone Walls

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

When Don Osborne went to Pentridge in 1970, he found a nineteenth-century penal establishment in full working order. It held about 1200 inmates, most of them cooped up in tiny stone cells that sweltered in summer and froze in winter. Some had no sewerage or electric light.

ISBN: 
9781760068547
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - The Love of a Bad Man, Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Love of a Bad Man
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321555
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Killing Love

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

This powerful, unforgettable and uplifting story is one part wrenching family memoir, and one part inspirational journey towards healing and forgiveness – but most of all, it’s an unputdownable journey through one family’s tragedy and how they refused to let it define them.

ISBN: 
9781925310153
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh

Author Information
Book Title: 
Certain Admissions
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670078318
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

These are the true and uncensored accounts of Australia’s hardest inmates, from Australia’s hardest inmates.

Martin Bryant – who killed 35 people and injured another 23 at Port Arthur in 1996 – is a 160kg slob who trades sex for chocolate in Risdon Prison. Twenty years after Australia’s worst massacre, his blond hair is gone, and so is his self-righteous smirk . . . but he is as evil as ever, showing no remorse for the crimes that shook the nation. He is just one of the killers in the rogues’ gallery of Australia's Toughest Prisons: Inmates.

ISBN: 
9780143780533
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mima, Shirley Eldridge

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mima
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994496010
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Short Stop Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Love of a Bad Man

Category: 
True Crime
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

A schoolgirl catches the eye of the future leader of Nazi Germany. An aspiring playwright writes to a convicted serial killer, seeking inspiration. A pair of childhood sweethearts reunite to commit rape and murder. A devoted Mormon wife follows her husband into the wilderness after he declares himself a prophet.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781925321555
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mima

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Author Shirley Eldridge and Mima Joan McKim-Hill were friends and colleagues working for the Capricornia Regional Electricity Board in Rockhampton in 1967 when Mima disappeared while on the job. She had been abducted, raped and murdered and her body abandoned.

Shirley tells this deeply personal story, starting with the events leading up to the abduction, and continuing through to 40 years later, with the re-evaluation of the evidence, the unravelling of the lies, and finally, the naming of the killer.

ISBN: 
9780994496010
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Short Stop Press
Year of Publication: 
2016