Gideon Haigh

A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh

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

#amreading A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh

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Finished this late last night because I wanted to read it and because next up (after a bookclub read) it's Katherine Koviac's book The Portrait of Molly Dean.

From the Blurb:

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.

As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne’s bohemian salons – until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home.

ISBN: 
9780143789574
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

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By now everyone knows that the winners of the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards were Best: Dave Warner for Before it Breaks, Best First: Emma Viskic for Resurrection Bay, Best True: Gideon Haigh for Certain Admissions and SD Harvey Short Story: Roni O'Brien for Flesh

Review - Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh

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

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Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh (Aust / True Crime)

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#amreading Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh

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I was "patiently" waiting for my partner to finish this one after we were lucky enough to see the author talk about the book at an event in Dunnolly. And then a heap of other books snuck in front. I've still got some that should be being read right now, but I really wanted to read this so it's my "treat of the month".

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