A fingerprint identifies a serial poisoner, a strange indentation in a caravan proves a hit-run driver's guilt, and a mass DNA screening flushes out a brutal criminal. Vikki Petraitis has interviewed Australian police from Forensics, Criminal Investigation Units and Homicide to write these stranger-than-fiction true-crime stories. In all cases forensics played a key role in bringing the perpetrators to justice. But unlike many fictional TV forensic shows, the resolution of these real-life detective stories relies as much on the determination of the police involved as modern technology. They make for riveting reading.


Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis has been writing true crime since the early 1990s and has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police and even accompanying them on active duty to compile her fascinating collections of crime stories from behind the scenes.

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