Killing Jodie; How Australia's Most Elusive Murderer Was Brought to Justice by Janet Fife-Yeomans - Penguin Viking (2007), Paperback, 296 pages [Our New Books - LibraryThing]
Yes I'm behind with work. Yes I'm behind with reviews.
I'm basically behind with everything so doing some head-clearing (well and desk clearing) odds and ends until I get sort out what it is I'm supposed to be doing!
But for this book - well blame Sunnie. She's been talking about this book for ages now - so I was very pleased to get my hands on a copy. Now to slot it into the MtTBR schedule!
Daryl Suckling's arrest in remote NSW in the late 1980s revealed his disturbing connections with the disappearance of Jodie Larcombe from Melbourne. Charged with the murder of Jodie, then a sex worker on St Kilda's streets, Suckling was allowed to walk free, as police investigators struggled to prove a homicide without a body. He'd previously escaped conviction more than once after brutally abducting several women.
Frustrated by legal obstacles and bad luck, one officer resigned from the force in disgust, but the case was never forgotten and investigators closed in as Suckling stalked his next victim. The grisly murder linked St Kilda with the lonely, windswept sandhills of the NSW outback near Mildura, and brought two hardened policemen close to a brave family pushed to breaking point - in the end, it was too much for Jodie's mother, who committed suicide when Suckling appealed his eventual conviction.
Suckling is now one of 15 prisoners serving life in NSW, never to be released.