John Kerr

BENT POLLIES - John Kerr

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Book Title: 
Bent Pollies
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921804236
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Kerr Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

A Pack of Bloody Animals

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

‘The verdict in the Walsh Street trial was all four not guilty. Repeat not guilty. All units are warned - keep yourselves under control.'

Radio newsflash message to all State police

ISBN: 
9780958128346
Publisher: 
Kerr Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

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Politicians are said to be bent for lots of reasons.

The crimes of Milton Orkopoulos are barely remembered outside NSW.  It is hard enough to stay awake when following the politicians in one's own state perhaps.  If he had restricted his criminal activity to personal possession of marijuana the chances are he would never have been charged, but he used it as a lure to insinuate his way into the lives of minors, who he used for his personal sexual gratification. He became a sexual predator.

Bent Pollies

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Power enables people. The powerful can do things, but sometimes what they do breaks the law. Milton Orkopoulos had sex with teenage boys, Rex Jackson sold Get-Out-of- Jail-Free cards, and Joh Bjelke-Petersen told a whopper on oath. These men were all lawmakers, parliamentarians, and law breakers. One became The Hillbilly Dictator, as close as Australia has come to a one-party police state.

ISBN: 
9781921804236
Series: 
Crime Pack
Publisher: 
Wilkinson Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

Outside the Law 3

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Take a walk outside the law with some of Australia's best crime writers.  Investigate the criminals who deal in murder, drugs and kidnapping; the cops who track them down; and the journalists who report their stories.

ISBN: 
9781742115887
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Outside the Law
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2009

Outside the Law 2

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In Outside the Law 2 some of our best crime writers take you on a trip into the shadows of Australian society.  You’ll meet crooks who just can’t help themselves; killers with twisted logic or hearts of darkness; and cops who daily walk the thinnest of lines to keep them at bay, and away from the rest of us.

ISBN: 
9781741788938
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Outside the Law
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press

Bloody Relations

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It can take years for love to turn to murderous hate - or it can happen overnight.

What drives a man or a woman to commit the ultimate betrayal - to take the life of a parent, a child, a sibling, a lover?

BLOODY RELATIONS is an unflinching exploration of fourteen well known and not so well known murder-in-the-family cases.  Taking readers inside the life and mind of both killer and victim, John Kerr unfolds the gripping stories behind some of Australia's most sensational and shocking crimes.

ISBN: 
0143005499
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

WANTED: John & Lucy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On a sunny Thursday morning, in a helicopter near Silverwater Prison Complex, a woman pulled a gun from a shopping bag and said 'This is a hijack'.

The pilot, options running out dropped into the prison and lifted John Reginald Killick, armed robber and escapee, to freedom.

This book charts the pathway to that extraordinary act, and its devastating consequences for those charged.

ISBN: 
0-9581283-0-8
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Ice
Year of Publication: 
2003

John Kerr

Author Information
Kerr, John

About the Author

John Kerr worked as a police roundsman and court report for a daily newspaper in New Zealand, and has resided in Melbourne and Sydney since 1977.

He has published many true crime books, including Untold Violence; Walsh Street; Neddy: the life and crimes of Arthur 'Neddy' Smith; The Phillip Island Murder; Hellbent: Ces Waters and Me; and Roger Rogerson's memoir, The Dark Side.