True Crime

Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Biography
True Crime

Ellen Kelly was born during the troubles in Ireland. When she arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. When she died at the age of 91 in 1923, having outlived seven of her 12 children, motor cars plied the highway near her bush home north of Melbourne, and Australia was a modern sovereign nation.

ISBN: 
9780733331572
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Planet Jackson

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

ISBN: 
9780522870336
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

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

Denny Day, the Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia’s greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.

Once there was a wilderness: Australia’s frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man’s uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world.

ISBN: 
9780857986825
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016

Justice Denied

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In this tell-all book, discover how the justice system works and why, at times, the innocent are convicted and the guilty set free.

Bill Hosking looks back at his career as a criminal barrister in a candid account of his time at the bar. He tells the true story behind some of his most famous cases, including the Hilton bombings, ‘Toecutter’ Jimmy Driscoll’s attempt to avoid prison time, and the Anita Cobby trial.

Publisher: 
Harlequin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Getting Away With Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many unsolved deaths and disappearances of young gay men are the crimes that continue to haunt him.



ISBN: 
9780143780786
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Roger Rogerson, Duncan McNab

Author Information
Book Title: 
Roger Rogerson
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733634505
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Killing Love, Rebecca Poulson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Killing Love
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925310153
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015