Historical

Murder at Myall Creek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925456264
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Unfortunate Victim
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321975
Series: 
Otto Berliner
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Daylesford
Castlemaine
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Look Away, Dixieland

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

A desperate cavalry action carried out to save a retreating Confederate army in the American Civil War is the prelude to the court-martial and judicial murder of the hero who led it. In 2010, in the first term of America’s first black President, the Journal written from old age by the only survivor of that desperate charge surfaces against a backdrop of bomb outrages throughout the states of the original Confederacy.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
B01N0PU0OY
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Great Swindle, Pierre Lemaitre

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Great Swindle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
France
ISBN: 
9781623659073
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Fraud
Historical
Location: 
France
Publisher: 
Maclehose Press Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Unfortunate Victim

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Based on a true story…

At midnight on 28 December 1864, in the Australian gold-mining town of Daylesford, young newly-wed Maggie Stuart lies dead in her own blood. Rumour and xenophobia drive speculation over the identity of her killer, and when a suspect is apprehended, police incompetence and defence counsel negligence bring yet more distortion to the wheels of justice.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925321975
Location: 
Daylesford
Castlemaine
Series: 
Otto Berliner
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - A Donation of Murder, Felicity Young

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Donation of Murder
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B01EUBP8MO
Series: 
Dody McCleland
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Impulse Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Serpent's Sting, Robert Gott

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Serpent's Sting
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321692
Series: 
William Power
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Serpent's Sting

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

'It was suffocatingly hot, and the audience of howling children was viciously indifferent to the violence being done to my integrity as an artist by every ghastly syllable I was obliged to utter and by every mincing step I was obliged to take. As the foul smell of the ancient wig I was wearing wafted into my nostrils, I began to view the bombing of Darwin with something like nostalgia.'

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925321692
Location: 
Northern Territory
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Dark Fires Shall Burn, Anna Westbrook

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dark Fires Shall Burn
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321227
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Death Ray Debacle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780992262235
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Silver Owl Press
Year of Publication: 
2015