2006

After Port Arthur

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A decade on, journalist Carol Altmann looks at how the people, the place, the killer, and the whole country has changed since the horrific massacre at one of Australia's most infamous historic landmarks.

When the gunshots started no one could quite believe it.A beautiful day. A tranquil setting despite its grim past. It was 28 April 1996, the day of the worst civilian massacre in history. The day 35 innocent people were murdered at Port Arthur.

ISBN: 
1741142687
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Dodger

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

As a former Sydney detective himself, journalist Duncan McNab intimately knows the world of Roger Rogerson, Australia's most notorious ex-policeman. They trained at the same places, rose through the ranks in the same time-honoured way, and served in some of the same divisions yet Rogerson's career was to turn out very differently indeed.

ISBN: 
1405037512
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Written On The Skin

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In a close examination of an assault victim's body, a forensic physician can "read" the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons have written across it. A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site, enabling him to find the can opener that made them - and the bomb-maker who used it. A forensic dentist identifies the thief who dropped some chewing gum, with his teeth marks in it, during a burglary.

ISBN: 
9781405037310
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

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 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

Behind The Night Bazaar

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Who said crime doesn't pay? Australian expat Jayne Keeney lives in Thailand and works in Bangkok. When she heads north to Chiang Mai to visit her good friend Didier, she soon discovers that the local police have an especially cosy relationship with money and illegal acts. When Jayne learns of this, she realises she is in danger.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1921145226
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Jayne Keeney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006