Australia

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.

The Portrait of Molly Dean, Katherine Kovacic

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Book Title: 
The Portrait of Molly Dean
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760409784
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Art
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Bonnier Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

A Scandal in Bohemia, Gideon Haigh

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Book Title: 
A Scandal in Bohemia
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143789574
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Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

#amreading The Last Escape, John Killick

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Catching up on some of the true crime books stacked about the place.

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Career criminal John Killick was involved in the most audacious prison break in Australian history when he escaped from Sydney’s Silverwater prison after his partner in crime Lucy Dudko commandeered a scenic helicopter flight at gunpoint.

Australia’s ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ spent 45 days on the run before being caught… Killick was sentenced to 23 years jail; Dudko to ten. After his release, the pair meet up again but are they the same people? Is the magic still there?

Perfect Criminals, Jimmy Thomson

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Book Title: 
Perfect Criminals
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925584721
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

#amreading The Portrait of Molly Dean, Katherine Kovacic

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Following on from Gideon Haigh's A Scandal in Bohemia, a factual account of the life and fate of Molly Dean, now The Portrait of Molly Dean, a fictional look back and Molly's life from the point of view of independent art dealer Alex Cayton. A fabulous read.

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An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years...

The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

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Book Title: 
The Other Wife
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733637933
Series: 
Joe O'Loughlin
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

Chris Hammer

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Hammer, Chris

Chris Hammer was a journalist for more than thirty years, dividing his career between covering Australian federal politics and international affairs. For many years he was a roving foreign correspondent for SBS TV's flagship current affairs program Dateline. He has reported from more than 30 countries on six continents. In Canberra, roles included chief political correspondent for The Bulletin, current affairs correspondent for SBS TV and a senior political journalist for The Age. 

Into the Night by Sarah Bailey

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Book Title: 
Into the Night
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760297480
Series: 
Gemma Woodstock
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Choke, Sofie Laguna

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Book Title: 
The Choke
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760297244
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Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017