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Image for When the Bough Breaks : The True Story of Child Killer Kathleen Folbigg [used book]

When the Bough Breaks : The True Story of Child Killer Kathleen Folbigg [used book]

By: Matthew Benns

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2003

Seller ID: 1863254234

ISBN: 1863254234

Condition: Good


Caleb, Patrick, Sarah and Laura Folbigg died one by one over a 10-year period in similar circumstances - suddenly, unexpectedly and while sleeping. Each was discovered by Kathleen, their mother, who raised the alarm to her husband, Craig that they were not breathing. When the Folbiggs' marriage fell apart six weeks after the death of their fourth child, Laura, Craig was devastated. It only got worse when he discovered Kathleen's diary in her bedside drawer. Horrified at his wife's ramblings about losing control with the children, her 'terrible thoughts' and her fears she was her 'father's daug... View more info

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Boggo Road and Beyond [used book][hard to get]

By: Tom King

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Watson Ferguson and Co: 2007

Seller ID: 1921054204

ISBN: 1921054204

Condition: Very Good


In the 1989, together with many hundred other senior and junior staff of all prisons throughout Queensland he was declared redundant and subsequently, the Kendy report, which preceded the American inspired "cost effective" prisons for profit concept was imposed on all Queenslanders. The report has never been scrutinised until now. View more info

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The Satin Man : Disappearance of the Beaumont Children Revealed

By: Alan Whiticker and Stuart Mullins

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2013

Seller ID: 9781742573083

ISBN: 1742573088

Condition: New


On Australia Day 1966, the Beaumont children Jane, Arnna and Grant disappeared from an Adelaide beach. Despite a large-scale police investigation and extensive media coverage, the case remains unsolved, bogged down by false leads and dead ends, and the Beaumont children were never seen again. In 2006, author Alan Whiticker, assisted by researcher Stuart Mullins, wrote the definitive account of the siblings disappearance in Searching for the Beaumont Children. Since the publication of that book, fresh leads have been sceptically received, until one family in particular presented a remarkable p... View more info

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Ned Kelly's Last Days : Setting the record straight on the death of an outlaw

By: Alex C. Castles

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwiin: 2005

Seller ID: 9781741145380

ISBN: 1741145384

Condition: New


Ned Kelly - Australia's beloved national icon - was once just a bushranger who had to be punished for his crimes. In 1880, everyone wanted him dead. There are many stories that form the Kelly myth. But the side of the story rarely told is what really happened in the 137 days between Ned's last stand at Glenrowan and the day the hangman's noose was placed around his neck. Who was with him in his last hours, and why did he have so many powerful enemies? Ned Kelly's Last Days exposes the blatant cover-ups, the corruption and the rampant press baying for blood that were ultimately Ned Kelly's deat... View more info

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Hope's Boy : Broken by life, saved by love [used book]

By: Andrew Bridge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2008

Seller ID: 0340961767

ISBN: 0340961767

Condition: Good


Andrew grew up in the 1970s with his funny, loving but deeply unstable mother. Life with her was totally chaotic. She left him alone in motel rooms at night and took him with her when she went house burgling. But Andrew's mother wasn't bad, she was just lost herself and one thing she did was always tell him she loved him. Gradually, though, the bad times got worse. One day Andrew, aged seven, found his mother in the bathroom in the middle of a breakdown, the walls covered in her pleas for help all written in the blood from the cuts she'd inflicted on herself. He was taken into care and put wit... View more info

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Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors : Ann Rule's Crime Files Volume 16 [used book]

By: Ann Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Pocket Books: 2012

Seller ID: 1451648286

ISBN: 1451648286

Condition: Good


Billionaire Jonah Shacknai's eight-year-old son dies falling off a balcony in his mansion. Several days later, Jonah's live-in girlfriend, Rebecca, is found hanging, nude, with her hands tied behind her. There is an ineffective police investigation that rules her death a suicide. However, this seems unlikely to all around her. There are several suspects in this case: Jonah's brother, Adam, a tugboat captain and pornography aficionado from Memphis, arrived in Coronado the day after Max, the child, fell. There are Jonah's two ex-wives, the second being Max's mother. Ann Rule, with her reporter's... View more info

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In Moral Danger: A True Story [used book]

By: Barbara Biggs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2003

Seller ID: 002106

ISBN: 0957912145

Condition: Good


He was 42 and one of Australia's most successful criminal barristers. She was 14, a runaway with nowhere to go. She later learnt the barrister had paid her grandmother. She had been sold... So begins Barbara Biggs' inside account of the dark side of the permissive seventies. The episode is to haunt her for years. But it is only one part of an extraordinary family story told with black humour and unflinching honesty. At 13 she runs away from home for wayward girls. At 16 she admits herself to a psychiatric hospital. At 18 she escapes Cambodia as it falls to the Khmer Rouge. At 19 she is a pro... View more info

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Ned Kelly : The Iron Outlaw

By: Brad Webb

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2017

Seller ID: 9781742579863

ISBN: 1742579868

Condition: New


Most Australians know something about Ned Kelly – his gang’s final shoot out with the police at Glenrowan, Ned in his iron armour taken down by troopers shooting at his exposed legs, his subsequent trial and hanging in Melbourne – it’s a story often told. But did you know that Ned was planning a republic of north-east Victoria? That many of the settlers in the area were ready to take on the establishment and form their own independent state? That Ned’s ‘life of crime’ can be linked to the gross corruption of the colonial Victorian police force? Historian Brad Webb has written the... View more info

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Wrecking Crew : The brutal true story of the Bandidos' Legendary Sergeant-at-Arms [used book]

By: Caesar Campbell with Donna Campbell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2011

Seller ID: 174261048X

ISBN: 174261048X

Condition: Good


From the bestselling author of Enforcer. Wrecking Crew takes you into the heart of the Bandidos, and the outlaw biker world, through the eyes, fists and boots of Caesar Campbell, founding member of the Bandidos in Australia and the club's first sergeant at arms and legendary enforcer.Jailed for seven years after the bloody ambush at Milperra that saw two of his brothers killed, Caesar led and protected the other imprisoned members of his club inside some of Australia's toughest jails. But when he was finally released Caesar found that the world of the outlaw motorcycle gangs was changing, and ... View more info

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God's Callgirl: A Memoir [used book]

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 002112

ISBN: 0732282365

Condition: Good


At the age of 18, Carla van Raay entered a convent to devote her life to God. By 35 she was earning her living as a prostitute. As a child, Carla van Raay experienced a trauma that changed her forever. Burdened by the weight of this terrible secret, all she wanted to do was survive. Life as a nun promised refuge from the outside world. Carla hoped to find love and understanding within the convent walls. Instead she became enmeshed in a complex system of regulations that drove her to the brink of madness. Finally released from her vows, she escaped back into the 'real' world. A hasty marriage a... View more info

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Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly

By: Carole Wilkinson

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Dog: 2005

Seller ID: 9781876372934

ISBN: 1876372931

Condition: New


"Everyone looks on me like a black snake." - Letter from Ned Kelly to Sergeant Babington, July 1870. Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power. Was he a villain? Or a hero? What do you think? About the Author: Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and ... View more info

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Nobody's Son : All Alex Ever Wanted Was a Family of His Own [used book]

By: Cathy Glass

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2017

Seller ID: 0008187568

ISBN: 0008187568

Condition: Good


Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can't he stay with his present carers for the last month? He's already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he'll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn't coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. View more info

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No One Wants You: A True Story of a Child Forced into Prostitution [used book]

By: Celine Roberts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury: 2012

Seller ID: 002114

ISBN: 0091922704

Condition: Good


Given away by her mother at five months old, raped on the day of her first communion at age seven - when Celine Roberts was told 'No one wants you', she believed it. Illegitimate and unwanted, Celine was forced by her foster mother into prostitution. Her bones were broken, her nose was crushed and she ate candle wax to stay alive. Celine was finally rescued and sent to an industrial school, where she picked up the pieces of her shattered life. She also began the search for her parents. But what she found gave her battered survival instincts the hardest knock of all...Full of the most heartbrea... View more info

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Ned Kelly : Under the Microscope - Solving the forensic mystery of Ned Kelly's remains

By: Craig Cormick

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 9781486301768

ISBN: 1486301762

Condition: New


Do we really need another Ned Kelly book? After all, his story is a part of Australian folklore and his legend has been captured in movies, books and paintings. The answer is yes, as this book is unique. It is a rigorous look at the forensic science behind investigations into Ned Kelly. In 2009 the remains of Ned Kelly were dug up at Pentridge Prison and identified after an exhaustive forensic analysis by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Analysing a skeleton more than 130 years old involved processes such as DNA extraction, 3D facial reconstruction, and identifying the skeleton by... View more info

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family [used book]

By: Dave Pelzer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001021

ISBN: 0752837613

Condition: Good


As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive, dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, true story of a boy's journey through the foster-care system in search of a family to love. The continuation of Dave Pelzer's story is a moving sequel and inspirat... View more info

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Tell Me Why, Mummy [used book]

By: David Thomas

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Element: 2007

Seller ID: 0007255446

ISBN: 0007255446

Condition: Good


The inspirational true story of one man overcoming enormous odds - including sexual abuse from his alcoholic mother - to choose his own path in life and become a truly exceptional human being From the age of four David Thomas was sexually abused by his alcoholic mother and subsequently physically abused by his aged stepfather. By the age of 16 he had committed multiple burglaries, assaulted a police officer with an iron bar, attempted suicide, received a criminal conviction from a juvenile court, and been expelled from school. He left home as soon as he could and joined the fire serv... View more info

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Dead by Friday: How Lust and Greed Led to Murder in the Suburbs

By: Derek Pedley

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003942

ISBN: 1743052308

Condition: New


He was once a bronzed lifesaver but is now a balding, overweight Beaurepaires manager nearing 40, an ambitious man with desires his marriage cannot satisfy. She is 29, the wife of one of his employees; a serial cheater and manipulator, she can curl her lips into a knowing smile and bat bedroom eyes at any man who cares to take a second look. Kevin Matthews and Michelle Burgess are made for each other. The affair begins with furtive sex in parks and offices, moving on to whiskey fuelled, lunch-time trysts in motels. Their marriages crumble, his career and finances suffer and the obsession deep... View more info

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The Coroner : Investigating Sudden Death [used book]

By: Derrick Hand and Janet Fife-Yeomans

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2004

Seller ID: 0733313256

ISBN: 0733313256

Condition: Good


When the telephone rings in the middle of the night, it is usually bad news. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night and you are the State Coroner, it is invariably someone else's bad news. Derrick Hand was the NSW State Coroner for 20 years. this book takes you with him behind the scenes of his investigations and shows how he pieced together the puzzles thrown up by some of the most notorious deaths in Australia. View more info

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

By: Doug J. Swanson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003117

ISBN: 1445648172

Condition: New


Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness and philanthropy, Binion became one of the most revered figures in the history of gambling, and his showmanship, shrewdness and violence would come to dominate th... View more info

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Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run [used book][hard to get]

By: Eamonn Duff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2011

Seller ID: 174237817X

ISBN: 174237817X

Condition: Good


The story behind Australia's most famous drug case A reckless father, his dark past, an Adelaide drug trafficker and the Gold Coast beauty school dropout who kept her mouth shut. This is the explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby and how she took the rap for her father's drug syndicate. The result of a three year investigation, Sins of the Father returns to the beginning of Australia's most famous drug case, to a time when nobody had ever heard the name Schapelle Corby. Finally, the missing pieces of the jigsaw fall into place as we are led, step by step, through the important weeks, ... View more info