True Crime

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

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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

Captain Thunderbolt & His Lady

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

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.

'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the bar with the inn keeper's own profits. Driven into banditry by injustice, this colonial Robin Hood, magnificent horseman and skilled bushman was celebrated by his victims as vigorously as he was hunted by the law.

ISBN: 
9781742372877
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Mrs Mort's Madness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Four days before Christmas in 1920, Dorothy Mort shot her lover dead in cold blood. The tragic end to her affair with dashing young doctor, cricket star and War hero, Dr Claude Tozer, scandalised Sydney. Dorothy's respectable husband was devastated. Following a trial that mesmerised the public and sent the media into a frenzy, the troubled North Shore mother of two and budding actress was declared 'not guilty on the ground of insanity'. After nine years in Long Bay Gaol, Dorothy was released and returned to live quietly with her husband . . . But was she really mad, or bad, or neither?

ISBN: 
9781922057907
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - A COMPULSION TO KILL, Robert Cox

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Compulsion to Kill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922120946
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Interactive Publications
Year of Publication: 
2014

A Compulsion to Kill

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

The latest work from acclaimed historical author Robert Cox, A Compulsion to Kill is a dramatic chronological account of 19th-century Tasmanian serial murderers. Never before revealed in such depth, the story is the culmination of extensive research and adept craftsmanship as it probes the essence of both the crimes and the killers themselves.

ISBN: 
9781922120946
Publisher: 
Interactive Publications
Year of Publication: 
2014

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