This is the true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice. She lived a full married life with her first wife, Annie, for four years before Annie realised that her husband was a woman. Even after Annie knew, they lived together for eight months before they went on a bush picnic, when Annie mysteriously died. Her body was not identified for almost three years, and during this time Eugenia married again, this time to Lizzie.
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Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.
He's a murder detective.
He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive.
He's obsessional. He's dangerous.
A tale of murder and miscarriage of justice. This book recounts the infamous 1921 rape and murder of 12 year old Alma Tirtschke. For the first time in Australia, forensic evidence was used to send a man to the gallows, the author attempts to reveal it was the wrong man.
Working closely with the press, DI Clive Johnson tightens the net around a serial killer who is terrorizing the streets of East London, branding each victim with the sign of the cross to indicate another disciple has been claimed. In desperation, Johnson turns to an FBI criminal profiler for help.
Strange things are happening in Monkeyland, the ailing Devonshire sanctuary that Patrick and his zoologist wife Jane, bought in a bid to save their marriage.
Rue, their oldest, wisest and most gentle female primae is found murdered. And a big, panther-like cat preys around the park. Evading capture, the cat lurks in the shadows and at the back of Patrick's mind. Private, threatening, elusive.
Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: the party that led to the sudden, shocking disappearance of a young woman. Only he and Bob, an old acquaintance, know what really happened and they have resolved to keep it that way. But one rainy night, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's door with terrifying news, and old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart. Because Nathan has his own secrets now. Secrets that could destroy everything he has fought to build.
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Christchurch is baking in an unrelenting heat wave and people are disappearing.