Vikki Petraitis

Republished: The Frankston Murders: 25 years on

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Twenty-five years ago, serial killer Paul Denyer terrorised the Melbourne bayside suburb of Frankston.

It began on 11 June 1993 when Elizabeth Stevens was murdered on her way home from the library. Then, on 8 July, Debbie Fream left her new baby boy with a friend while she dashed out for milk. She was abducted and killed.

True crime writer Vikki Petraitis was researching her second book, after writing The Phillip Island Murder (Kerr Publishing, 1994), when she unexpectedly found herself in the middle of the hunt for a serial killer.

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THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER - Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley

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Book Title: 
The Phillip Island Murder
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Phillip Island

THE FRANKSTON SERIAL KILLER - Vikki Petraitis

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Book Title: 
The Frankston Serial Killer
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780980790078
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2012

Currently Reading - The Frankston Serial Killer, Vikki Petraitis

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In 1993, the unthinkable happened – a serial killer began killing young women on the streets around Frankston. Read the incredible story about the hunt and capture of Paul Denyer, the 21-year-old responsible, and the lives that were ruined as a result of his crimes.

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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Frankston Serial Killer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In 1993, the unthinkable happened – a serial killer began killing young women on the streets around Frankston. Read the incredible story about the hunt and capture of Paul Denyer, the 21-year-old responsible, and the lives that were ruined as a result of his crimes.

ISBN: 
9781741165722
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Forensics

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

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.

ISBN: 
1741240808
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Phillip Island Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The discovery of the body of Beth Barnard, a popular, lively, attractive 23-year-old, on the floor of the bedroom in the island farmhouse where she lived, began a murder investigation and rocked a peaceful community.

ISBN: 
1877029815
Publisher: 
Pennon Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2004

Cops

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

From the bizarre to the brutal to the unbelievable, truth is often stranger than fiction, as these fascinating true stories testify.

Vikki Petraitis has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police - and even accompanying them on active duty - to compile this collection of stories from the frontline of policing.

ISBN: 
1741246083
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2005