2006

The Australian Crime File 2

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The biggest omnibus of Australian crime that leaves little to the imagination from Paul B. Kidd - a recognised authority on Australia's serial killers. The Best Of Crime File details over 90 case studies crossing the spectrum of Australian crime - from high profile murder cases to lesser known, more macabre and unusual crimes. Shocking cases include: * the Lesbian Vampire Murder * the Paedophile Suicides * the Caremont Serial Murders * the Hanging of Barlow and Chambers * the Turkish Consul Assassination * the Tasmanian Mad Scientist * the Frankston Serial Killer

ISBN: 
9781741247930
Publisher: 
Doubleday
Year of Publication: 
2006

Silent Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Jamie and Julie Ramage were the classic middleclass, Australian couple. From the outside they had the perfect life and the perfect marriage. And then one day, he killed her. In Silent Death, journalist Karen Kissane walks us through the front door of the Ramage family home and reveals what went horribly wrong on 21 July 2003.

ISBN: 
0733620094
Publisher: 
Hodder & Stoughton
Year of Publication: 
2006

Sick to Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

They called him Dr Death. A 15-year-old boy's leg had to be amputated as a result of his poor judgement. He botched a procedure on a young man, leaving him impotent and urinating through his rectum - and with a 30cm surgical clamp embedded in his abdomen. Undeterred by the atrocities he was causing, Dr Death continued to deceive the patients who trusted him to fix their pain. At least 17 people in his care did not survive.

ISBN: 
9781741148817
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

My Brother's Keeper

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A blood smear trailing along a footpath of a suburban Sydney street went largely ignored by local residents accustomed to hoaxes and bloody turf brawls in their beachside suburb. Initially police suspected it was nothing more than animal blood. But at the end of the trail, at the base of a Maroubra cliff, lay the naked body of notorious underworld figure Tony Hines, shot four times at close range. Hines was a man with a history of violence, a rape conviction and a long list of enemies. In the months following the discovery of his body, police unearthed more than just a killing.

ISBN: 
9781741146035
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Moran v. Moran

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Sensational courtroom drama centering on a high profile family, by award-winning journalist. The civil trial of Moran v. Moran was a real-life soap opera, which held the public in its thrall for eight weeks in the summer of 2000.

The plaintiff in the Supreme Court was Kristina Moran, a young widow who sat close to tears as she gave, and listened to, evidence about the family into which she married in 1990.

ISBN: 
0732270200
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2006

Justice For The Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

As an experienced forensic pathologist, Malcolm Dodd thought he had seen everything. But when he arrived in East Timor they told him he would have to "harden up", They were right. Justice for the Dead looks at what goes on behind the scenes of some of the most brutal mass murders of modern history. It's a compelling personal account that takes the reader from East Timor to mass graves in Kosovo and the jungles of the Solomon islands.

ISBN: 
0734408447
Location: 
East Timor
Publisher: 
Lothian
Year of Publication: 
2006

Inside Madness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

HOW ONE WOMAN'S PASSIONATE DRIVE TO REFORM THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM ENDED IN TRAGEDY

On 14 October, 2002, Margaret Tobin, the director of South Australia's mental health services, was shot four times in an execution-style shooting in her Adelaide office building. Thought at first to be an act of random violence, police soon heard rumours that the murder was linked to Margaret's efforts to reform SA's moribund mental health system. Less than a month later, however, a deregistered psychiatrist who had worked under Tobin in Sydney in the early 1990s was charged with her murder.

ISBN: 
9781405037082
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Girls Like You

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Girls Like You is an astonishing, searing non-fiction narrative, built on dialogue, character and forensic detail as it tracks the cascade of crimes by six brothers from Pakistan after they arrive in Sydney. In a catalogue of outrages, women are raped and men die. As the net eventually closes on the perpetrators the book becomes a courtroom drama. Paul Sheehan follows each shocking case, as the girls search for justice in a legal system loaded in favour of the defendant rather than the victim.

ISBN: 
9781405037273
Year of Publication: 
2006

Done Like A Dinner

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Some of Australia's most bizarre crimes had their genesis over a seemingly innocent meal in a city restaurant. This is a collection of the best known, written by two of Australia's leading crime reporters, Jennifer Cooke of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sandra Harvey. Colourful racing identities... prominent Sydney businessmen... the Melbourne Mafia... they're all here...

ISBN: 
9781876624576
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006