A collection of crime pieces, often approaching the events from different angles, yet written by on-the-spot observers and reporters. There is an emphasis on the victims.

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Gary Tippett

Gary Tippet was a press secretary with the Victorian State Government before joining The Sunday Age in 1993. Moving to The Age in 1998, Gary has covered some of Australia's biggest stories, including the East Timor crisis 1999-2000, the Thredbo ski resort landslide and Queensland's Moura coalmine collapse. He has won three Quill Awards for feature-writing - for Portrait of a Killer, about Martin Bryant, for Sudden Impact, a special report that followed crash victim Melinda Cole, and most recently in 2006 for April's Story, about a young woman's survival of a car accident. He has also been awarded three Victorian Law Foundation Legal Reporting awards. Gary was the first Australian to be named an Ochberg Fellow by the US-based Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma. With colleague Ian Munro he is author of Writing on Gravestones, (HarperCollins 2001).

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Ian Munro

Ian Munro writes on major crime stories, legal issues and national security. He has been a journalist since 1980, having worked with Leader Associated Newspapers, the Herald and Weekly Times and The Age. During his career he has covered state politics, urban affairs, the law and business as a news, general and feature writer. His positions have included state political reporter for the Sun News-Pictorial, urban affairs editor and senior writer for The Age. He is a former news editor of The Sunday Age, and was for more than three years principal press secretary to two premiers of Victoria, John Cain and Joan Kirner. He is, with Age colleague Gary Tippet, the author of a collection of true crime journalism.

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