True Crime

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

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

Review - The Blood on My Hands, Shannon O'Leary

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Blood on My Hands
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781519695871
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Autobiography
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer, Kate Kyriacou

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760067427
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The disappearance of Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe was one of the most heartbreaking and confounding child abduction and murder cases of the century, spanning almost a decade prior to the eventual arrest of known pedophile Brett Peter Cowan, one of the original persons of interest.

The story of the police sting that resulted in his confession reads like crime fiction, featuring an elaborately staged fake crime gang run by a ‘Mr Big’ that lured Cowan in with the promise of a hefty payout.

ISBN: 
9781760067427
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Lucy Sussex

Author Information
Book Title: 
Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922147943
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
True Crime
Historical Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Unholy Trinity, Peter Hoysted & Denis Ryan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Unholy Trinity
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00DIOLZXG
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Kidnapped

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The story of Australia’s only known kidnapping of a child for ransom

When eight-year-old Graeme Thorne was kidnapped on his way to school in July 1960, Australia was gripped with fear and loathing. What monster would dare take financial advantage of the most treasured bond of love – between parent and child? Just weeks earlier, Graeme’s parents had won a fortune in the Opera House Lottery, and this had attracted the attention of the perpetrator, Stephen Bradley.

ISBN: 
9781925310238
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015