True Crime

The Arsonist

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Non-Fiction

On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

ISBN: 
B07DV7J5BH
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Wedderburn, Maryrose Cuskelly

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wedderburn
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760528072
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Wedderburn

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'The slaughter was extravagant and bloody. And yet there were people in the small town of Wedderburn in Central Victoria who, while they did not exactly rejoice, quietly thought that Ian Jamieson had done them all a favour.'

ISBN: 
9781760528072
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Seventh Circle

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In the tradition of Midnight ExpressThe Damage DoneMarching Powder and Hotel Kerobokan comes an extraordinary story of Australian resilience and survival in Afghanistan's notorious Pol-e-Charkhi prison, a place that's been described as 'the world's worst place to be a westerner'.

'I was arrested on Thursday 9th July 2009. On Wednesday I'd quit my job, killed a man and set his body on fire. I was sentenced to death. I'm not a good man, but I am an honest one. This is my story.'

ISBN: 
9781760296407
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

This Mortal Boy

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
True Crime

An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand.

Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than five months later, the second-to-last person to be executed in New Zealand.

ISBN: 
9780143771807
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House NZ
Year of Publication: 
2018

Whiteley on Trial

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and ultimately tragic artists, Brett Whiteley, a heroin addict who died alone in 1992. 

It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley in a Melbourne art restorer's studio. Secret photographs were taken as the paintings took form. 

Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Dark Side

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

"Each year at least $10 billion is laundered in and through Australia. Much of this money is derived from illicit drugs."

Hooked on the limitless profits of the drug trade, organised crime has grown so powerful that it now poses a major threat to Australia’s national security. Clive Small and Tom Gilling show how Australian crime gangs, in partnership with violent international syndicates, have exploited lax law enforcement and corruption on the nation’s waterfront to import narcotics on a vast scale from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

ISBN: 
9781489403537
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin

Depends What You Mean by Extremist

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Expecting skinheads, John Safran rocked up to a far-right rally in Melbourne. What he found led him into the mad world of misfits who helped propel the second coming of Pauline Hanson and foreshadowed the era of Trump.

ISBN: 
9781926428772
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Last Escape, John Killick

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Last Escape
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742579030
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
New Holland Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Scandal in Bohemia
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143789574
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018