Killing for Pleasure: The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders

Author(s): Debi Marshall

True Crime

"The bestselling account of one of South Australia's worst series of crimes - the bodies in the barrels. A disused bank vault holding eight dismembered bodies immersed in barrels of acid. Two bodies buried in a suburban backyard. A further two found in the bush. Such was the findings of one of South Australia's most horrific murder trials. Informed by material never seen before - an interview with Bunting's last lover Elizabeth Harvey, and with the Crown's key eye-witness James Vlassakis and with details of the torture and crimes not previously released - this is a tensely woven and microscopic examination of tawdry lives and tragic deaths. Four men who tortured and killed for fun, for power. Four men who kept each other's dark secrets for years. By the time the police investigation concluded, the story had invited comparison with the nightmare of Rosemary and Fred West, the British House of Horrors. Details of what the killers did to their victims before and after their deaths were deemed so depraved that suppression orders were in place throughout the trial. But the killers were not insane. They made deliberate choices to kill and lived in a culture of complete anar


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Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best True Crime Category 2007.

Debi Marshall is a journalist and author who lives in Hobart. She has written a number of biographies and true crime titles, including JUSTICE IN JEOPARDY: The unsolved murder of baby Deidre Kennedy and KILLING FOR PLEASURE: the definitive story of the Snowtown serial killings.

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  • : 9781740512480
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Random House Australia Children's Books
  • : 0.294
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 31mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Debi Marshall
  • : Paperback
  • : 5-Nov
  • : en
  • : 364.15230994235
  • : 432
  • : 32pp b&w photos