John Silvester has been a crime reporter in Melbourne since 1978. He has written for major Melbourne based newspapers such as the Sunday Herald Sun and others. Silvester has also co-written a number of bestselling books with Andrew Rule based on crime in Melbourne.
Reptiles killed Aubrey Broughill...but which ones?
It takes balls to become Australia's oldest stick-up man. In a 60-year criminal career Aubrey 'Grandpa Harry' Broughill had what it took, right to the end. But when his bloated body was found in a flooded quarry, his testicles were missing.
Turtles were blamed - but there are doubts.
Police know Broughill was the victim of cold-blooded predators. But was it the eastern snake-necked turtle - or something lower?
This is really Australia's underbelly.