True Crime

Behind Closed Doors

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Four children by her father.
Thirty years of horrific sexual abuse.

In March 2009, Joseph Fritzl was sentenced to life in jail for the systematic imprisonment, torture and rape of his daughter Elisabeth over 24 years, fathering seven children. The case shocked the world.

But just a month before, the story of Australia’s own house of horrors was emerging in a Victorian country town.

ISBN: 
9781925030457
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Unholy Trinity

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One policeman's desperate and moving account of his decades-long struggle to bring a depraved pedophile priest to justice—only to find himself obstructed by the Catholic Church and betrayed by his own police force.

ISBN: 
B00DIOLZXG
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Blood on My Hands

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Set in 1960s and '70s Australia, "The Blood on My Hands" is the dramatic tale of Shannon O'Leary's childhood years. O'Leary grew up under the shadow of horrific domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, and serial murder. Her story is one of courageous resilience in the face of unimaginable horrors.

Sub Genre: 
Autobiography
ISBN: 
9781519695871
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - A Murder Without Motive, Martin McKenzie-Murray

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Murder Without Motive
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321357
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Francis Thompson - A Ripper Suspect

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

This book solves the Jack the Ripper murders. Within is the culmination of twenty years research around the globe. It presents new evidence that, on the night that the Ripper killed his victim, Thompson could look down, from his room; to the passage that led to hers. Inside is proof that Thompson may have been a friend of a victim, that he kept a dissecting scalpel, and that he was taught the rare surgical procedure found on the victims. Here is new evidence for Thompson’s guilt, including what he told about wanting to kill prostitutes, and his ill-fated relationship with one.

ISBN: 
B01BLKWKDW
Publisher: 
Richard Patterson
Year of Publication: 
2016

Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
True Crime
Historical Fiction

Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster.

ISBN: 
9781922147943
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Waterfront, Duncan McNab

Author Information
Book Title: 
Waterfront
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733632662
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
History
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2015

Invisible Women

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

When news of a murdered woman hits the headlines in Australia, people sit up and take notice. Unless that woman happens to be a sex worker.

Invisible Women tells the stories of several murdered sex workers – all of whom are somebody’s mother, daughter, wife or sister – whose identities have been erased. Why do we see some lives as less valuable than others, and what price do we all pay for this shocking lack of care? These amazing stories of incredible women are both deeply moving and shocking in their insight and clarity. And definitely way overdue.

ISBN: 
9781760067434
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing

A Murder Without Motive

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists - and profoundly rearrange the life of the victim's family.

It would also involve the author's family, because his brother knew the man charged with the murder. For years, the two had circled each other suspiciously, in a world of violence, drugs, and rotten aspirations.

ISBN: 
9781925321357
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Waterfront

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Ever since the First Fleet dropped anchor, Australia's ports have been a breeding ground for many of Australia's most notorious criminals, and a magnet for local and overseas crime syndicates.

From the rum trade of colonial times to modern-day drug smuggling and alongside the rise and dominance of waterfront unions, a criminal element has always found ways to survive and thrive. After a century of Royal Commissions, reports, denials and crackdowns, crime and wrongdoing in Australia's ports remain organised, entrenched and incredibly profitable.

ISBN: 
9780733632662
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015