Robin Bowles

#amreading Into the Darkness, Robin Bowles

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From the weekend's reading list.

From the Blurb:

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Smoke and Mirrors

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Stuart Rattle and Michael O’Neill were the perfect couple. Country boys from working-class backgrounds, they were bon vivants and lovers, the envy of all their gay friends—until tragedy struck. 

Stuart Rattle was at the peak of his design career, feted and entertained by hosts whose invitations were gold. A ‘Rattle’ interior was his ticket into this exclusive lifestyle. 

ISBN: 
B012F2T8YO
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Into the Darkness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager‘s call. So began the so-called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman called Phoebe Handsjuk.

ISBN: 
9781925321531
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cornelia Finnigan, the loudest, loveliest and luckiest PI, is back - smarter, brighter and funnier than ever.

Having recovered from her near fatal run-in with a novice nun, Cornelia is the lucky recipient of a stunning porcelain horse.  Funny that it looks just like the one the Triads appear to be murderously searching for....

Hilarious antics ensue as a plastic surgeon's after-hours consultations are uncovered, followed by a late-night pursuit of a shifty courier that leaves our heroine dangerously dangling.  It all adds up to a rollicking good read.

ISBN: 
9781741786613
Series: 
Cornelia Finnigan
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Curse of the Golden Yo-Yo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Meet Cornelia Finnigan, the loudest, loveliest and luckiest PI around.

With a swagger, a smile and a slash of lipstick she takes on the mystery of a torched Ferrari, investigates the case of the poisoned Pekinese puppies and stumbles into the world of missing persons, drug deals gone wrong, laundered money and murder.

And then there's Elvis, the tennis pro and a solid gold yo-yo to die for...

'A fun-filled fictional debut by Australia's true crime queen' - Carmel Shute, Sisters in Crime

ISBN: 
9781741785333
Series: 
Cornelia Finnigan
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Dead Centre

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

When British tourist Peter Falconio disappeared in the centre of Australia on July 14, 2001, it made front page news around the world. A man had driven past his car, telling him there were sparks coming from the back of his van. Peter Falconio got out of the car to inspect. It was the last time his girlfriend Joanne Lees saw him. Remaining in the car, she heard a gunshot and was attacked and thrown into a ute. She managed to escape the gunman although he had gagged her and bound her hands.

ISBN: 
1863254048
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

What Happened to Freeda Hayes?

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Freeda Hayes was a suburban antique dealer, Daryl Stephens was a respected urology surgeon - separate worlds, yet their lives were destined to collide. In August 1999, Freeda Hayes was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer. She was forty-seven. The hand of fate guided her to Dr Stephens, who performed a life-saving operation, giving her five precious months in which to say goodbye to family and friends. The operation also forged a special bond between Freeda and her doctor.

ISBN: 
0732911494
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2002

Taken in Contempt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Imagine the shock of returning home from work to discover your partner has left you and taken your child or children. On 11 March 1999 it happened to Robin Bowles' son - his own son illegally taken to France by the French-born mother. "Taken in Contempt" is the extraordinary account, not just of Robin's family, but the stories of other parents of abducted children. It is full of heartbreak, danger and adventure.

ISBN: 
073291101X
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

No Justice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The discovery of a transsexual skeleton in a deserted mineshaft in Bonnie Doon, Victoria in June 1996 sparked a renewed police investigation into the death of country housewife Jenny Tanner, who had allegedly committed suicide less than 2km from the mineshaft. The sensational discovery also prompted Robin Bowles to close her successful public relations business in Victoria and investigate Jenny Tanner's alleged suicide. The result was the bestseller "Blind Justice: The True Story of the Death of Jennifer Tanner".

ISBN: 
0732910412
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2000