True Crime

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

Review - MRS MORT'S MADNESS, Suzanne Falkiner

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mrs Mort's Madness
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922057907
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2014

This House of Grief

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

ISBN: 
9781922079206
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - AUSTRALIA'S MOST MURDEROUS PRISON: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail, James Phelps

Author Information
Book Title: 
Australia's Most Murderous Prison: Behind the Walls of Goulburn Jail
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780857987495
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015