Using police and court documents, statements, and interviews, this book explores the impact of the Dick Robison murder case on the community of Good Hart, and the stigma that surrounds the popular summer getaway.
Investigative reporter Wensley Clarkson has spent years researching the most extreme and intriguing cases of women who commit murder. His books on the subject have sold across the world in their tens of thousands. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned is a gripping collection of twenty of Clarkson's most thrilling true stori... read more
|Series:||Harper Perennial Modern Classics|
An immediate sensation upon its publication in 1969, Papillon is a vivid memoir of brutal penal colonies, daring prison breaks and heroic adventure on shark-infested seas. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Henri Charriere, nicknamed Papillon, was sent to the penal colony of French Guiana. Forty-two days after his arr... read more
In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr, were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. The ensuing trial was rife with inconsistencies, false testimony and superstition. Echols was accused of, among other things, practising witchcraft a... read more
In 1948 a man was found dead on an Adelaide beach. Well-dressed and unmarked, he had a half-smoked cigarette by his side, but no identity documents. Six decades on we dont know who he was, how he got there or how he died. Somerton Man remains one of Australias most mysterious cold cases. Yet it is the bizarre details of this ... read more
An investigation into Australia's bikie clubs. Are Australia's bikie clubs bastions of organised crime? Useful pawns in the political law and order game? Investigative journalist Adam Shand asks, just how bad are they?
This was not the ending either of them expected. Marcus Einfeld, former Federal Court judge and human rights champion, and his old friend Teresa Brennan, an exuberant, sometimes controversial US-based academic, had each spent years establishing demanding careers and international reputations, to create two lives that, on pape... read more
'Snowing in Bali' is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that's made Bali one of the world's most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. With its central location to the Asia Pacific market, its thriving tourist industry to act as cover for importation, and a culture of corruption, Bal... read more
Terence Murray Lewis lifted himself out of poverty and emotional neglect to reach the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland. Then, with the advent of the Fitzgerald Inquiry into Police Corruption in 1987, his life and that of his family fell apart overnight. He served ten years in prison for o... read more
|Author:||Matt Baglio & Antonio Mendez|
This is the declassified CIA story that inspired the new film from Ben Affleck and George Clooney. Tehran, November 1979. Militant students stormed the American embassy and held sixty Americans captive for a gruelling 444 days. But until now the CIA has never revealed the twist to the Iran Hostage Crisis: six Americans escape... read more
Anthony Waterlow left his decrepit room in a run-down boarding house at 4.45 p.m on Monday 9 November 2009. By 6 p.m, the 42-year-old was seen leaving another home: his sister Chloe's in Randwick. He left behind her slaughtered body and that of their father; celebrated art curator Nick Waterlow. The pair had been stabbed mult... read more
This is a courtroom-drama collection of some of the most extraordinary defences tried in Australian manslaughter and murder trials.
The gripping account from an ex-con who went undercover to help the ATF infiltrate three of America's most violent biker gangs. In exchange for a reduced sentence on drug smuggling charges, Charles Falco infiltrated three of America's most violent biker gangs: the Vagos, Mongols and Outlaws. In separate investigations that sp... read more
'Que es esto? Que es esto? Es cocaina!' I couldn't speak a word of Spanish but I understood the word 'cocaina' and knew that I was in a lot of trouble. I should have been paralysed with fear but it didn't seem real. I was only twenty-three. In 1997, English holidaymaker Terry Daniels was wrongfully accused of smuggling a mill... read more
In MAFIA REPUBLIC, John Dickie, Professor of Italian Studies at University College, London and author of the international bestsellers COSA NOSTRA and MAFIA BROTHERHOODS, shows how the Italian mafias have grown in power and become more and more interconnected, with terrifying consequences. The Financial Times described John D... read more
In 2007, Amanda Knox, a college student from Seattle, moved to Perugia, Italy to study abroad. That November, one of her roommates, British student Meredith Kercher, was murdered in their apartment. Amanda was arrested for the murder, and a media firestorm erupted around her. The subsequent investigation and legal proceedings... read more
In 2008, Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, made headlines when he kidnapped his own daughter and vanished. The FBI and police were baffled. Despite tips and apparent sightings pouring in from the outraged public, every lead was a dead end, because 'Clark Rockefeller' did not exist. In this gripping ... read more
Cathy was just sixteen, and living on her own, when she met a charming older man called Peter Tobin. She saw him as a knight in shining armour, a man who made her feel safe. He saw a vulnerable girl whose troubled childhood made her the perfect victim. This considerate man, who appeared so normal to anyone who met him, became... read more
This is the true crime account of Eugenia Falleni, a woman who in 1920 was charged with the murder of her wife. Eugenia had lived in Australia for twenty-two years as a man and during that time officially married twice. She lived a full married life with her first wife, Annie, for four years before Annie realised that her hus... read more