True Crime

Clues from Beyond

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Clues From Beyond explores the truth about some intense real-life Australian crimes, through the eyes of a psychic medium as she investigates criminal cases and unsolved murders.Debbie Malone is an acclaimed spirit medium who has assisted police departments across Australia in missing persons and murder investigations for over two decades.In this follow-up to her bestselling book Never Alone, Debbie shares more personal accounts of experiences with the spirit world and the ripple effect they create in extending proof that life and love still go on across the veil.Some stories are h

Sub Genre: 
Paranormal
ISBN: 
9781925429596
Publisher: 
Rockpool Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Mayhem

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of six weeks.

ISBN: 
9781743535950
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Murder at Myall Creek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925456264
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Good Cop

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' Ron Iddles

In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

ISBN: 
9781743534403
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Last Dog on the Island

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Detector Dog Elise and her handler, Steve Kelleher, were the only drug detection unit in Tasmania. Working for Customs, Tasmania Police, Federal Police and the Tasmanian Corrections Service, they hunted down marijuana stashes, caches of amphetamines and were instrumental in smashing an international Mafia drug ring. Tackling bikie gangs, hardened criminals and hazardous shipto- shore transfers were all in a day’s work for Elise and Steve. Their expertise took them all over Tasmania, to the mainland states and even into the South Pacific.

ISBN: 
9781742579603
Publisher: 
New Holland
Year of Publication: 
2017

To Hell and Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'To Hell and Back' is a memoir detailing one policewoman’s trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victoria Police Force from the early 1980’s to the present day. Despite numerous instances of harassment, false accusations and character assassinations, the member still manages to maintain her sanity and perform her policing duties to the best of her ability. Ultimately, this is a story about one person’s struggle to say and do the right thing, to follow procedure, no matter what the eventual cost to herself or her career.

Sub Genre: 
Memoir
ISBN: 
9781921030307
Publisher: 
Sid Harta Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Drowned Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?

The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’

But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?

The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.

ISBN: 
9781760401207
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Busted

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia.

In 2007, Melbourne customs officials intercepted 15 million ecstasy tablets hidden in 3000 tomato tins arriving from Naples, Italy – the largest haul of ecstasy in the world. The seized pills had a street value of $440 million.

ISBN: 
9780143797128
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Justice Denied, Bill Hosking and John Suter Linton

Author Information
Book Title: 
Justice Denied
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Harlequin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Ethics of Evil: Stories of H Division

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

This non-fiction book explores the true story of H Division, the punishment division within Pentridge Prison, Melbourne, that operated from 1958-1994, which was responsible for cultivating criminals who committed horrific crimes upon their release. 

Established in 1958 to punish prisoners like William O’Meally, the last man legally flogged in Australia, H Division, or Hell Division as it became known, established a culture so ferocious, in 1972 the Victorian Government was forced to hold an inquiry into the brutality. 

Year of Publication: 
2016