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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 1... 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... 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: A1366

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 Schapell... View more info

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The Echo of Silent Screams: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Eric Wilson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pennon Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 001671

ISBN: 1877029270

Condition: Good


'The Echo of Silent Screams' is the culmination of many years of exhaustive research by Eric Wilson, the elder brother of one of the murdered girls, into what became known as the Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders. But 'The Echo of Silent Screams' is much more than a murder mystery. It opens up the very soul of one of the families involved in this disturbing case, which still remains unsolved over 28 years later. The $100,000 reward is still current. View more info

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Sin Bin: The Untold Story of A True Footy Bad Boy [used book]

By: John Elias and Josh Massoud

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 002751

ISBN: 1405040211

Condition: Good


'This is a story that has to be told.' (Alan Jones) Few rugby league players were more notorious than John Elias. The menacing forward not only intimidated his opponents on the paddock; he also led a double life as a career criminal and stand-over man. Starting in the driver's seat of a stolen Holden at age 14, Elias's crimes grew more brazen as his football CV expanded to include over a dozen clubs. Illegal bookmaking rings, fire-arms trading, shootings, brothels, see... View more info

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Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

By: John Morrison

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003972

ISBN: 1925236102

Condition: New


The story of Harry Readford, born in 1841 on the frontier of the infant colony of New South Wales, who became a proficient bushman, stockman, drover, explorer, pioneer and above all, a renowned cattle duffer, has passed into Australian folklore. The pivotal event in the story was the famous cattle theft in 1870, of 1200 head from the Longreach area of Central Queensland, and droving them nearly 1600 kilometres through virtually unexplored desert country deep into South ... View more info

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Leadbelly: Inside Australia's Underworld Wars [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2004

Seller ID: 001669

ISBN: 0975231804

Condition: Good


When the shooting starts in the underworld, war is a short word that covers a lot of ground. It can be a blood feud between criminal families, it can be revenge, exacted by enemies with long memories, old grudges and new information. Then, of course, there are the police, who belong to the biggest gang of all... View more info

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Underbelly: The Gangland War [used book]

By: John Silvester and Andrew Rule

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2008

Seller ID: 003941

ISBN: 0977544060

Condition: Good


They called Carl Williams 'The Truth' but the truth was he was just a fat kid with a pill press and a taste for fast food, women and bucks. He got lucky the day Jason Moran shot him in the belly instead of the head. Carl didn't return the favour: one by one, Moran, his family, and friends were shot dead during an underworld war for extermination. View more info

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True Colours: Lauren Huxley and her family - From tragedy to triumph [used book]

By: Lisa Davies

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Seller ID: 001072

ISBN: 0732289033

Condition: Good


It was a shocking crime that made headlines around Australia. An innocent young woman, violently attacked in her family home by a total stranger and left to die. Beaten repeatedly and soaked with petrol as her home burned, Lauren Huxley's life was hanging by a thread. Lauren's battle to survive caused an outpouring of public love and support. For her father, Patrick, mother Christine and sister Simone it was like being plunged into hell. Doctors gave Lauren only a five p... View more info

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Jacks and Jokers #2 Three Crooked Kings

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2014

Seller ID: 000582

ISBN: 0702249963

Condition: New


The much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling Three Crooked Kings In Three Crooked Kings we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. In Jacks and Jokers, the story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues. As the Queensland police become more connected with their colleagues in Sydney, the rise o... View more info

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Three Crooked Kings: Terry Lewis, the Rat Pack and the True Story of Crime and Corruption in Queensland

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2013

Seller ID: 000583

ISBN: 0702238910

Condition: New


The first of two explosive investigative books - Underbelly meets the narrative storytelling of Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland before his spectacular downfall and imprisonment after the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s. Three Crooked Ki... View more info

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All Fall Down #3 Three Crooked Kings

By: Matthew Condon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003042

ISBN: 0702253537

Condition: New


The gripping finale to Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers brings to a close Matthew Condon's best-selling true-crime trilogy. In 1983, the soon-to-be-knighted Police Commissioner Terry Lewis continues to turn a blind eye to the operation of The Joke, a highly organised system of graft payments from illegal gambling, prostitution and illicit drugs. As the tentacles of this fraudulent vice network spread, the fabric holding together the police, judiciary and politic... View more info

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On Father's Day: Cindy Gambino's shattering account of Robert Farquharson murdering her children

By: Megan Norris and Cindy Gambino

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003248

ISBN: 1743002505

Condition: New


A first-hand emotional account of a mother's painful journey through loss and grief. Cindy Gambino has suffered great loss in her life, beginning as a young woman with the death of the love of her life in a road accident, to the subsequent tragedy of her life which made front page news in 2005 when her former husband, Robert Farquharson, deliberately drove his car into a rural Victorian dam near their home of Winchelsea, drowning their three children. Her partner Stephe... View more info

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The Gatton Murders [used book][hard to get]

By: Stephanie Bennett

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2004

Seller ID: 003194

ISBN: 1405035749

Condition: Very Good


Boxing Day, 1898. Three members of the Murphy family Michael, Ellen and Norah are returning to the family farm after a trip into Gatton, a small Queensland town. On a deserted, moonlit road a few miles out of town they are ambushed. Their horse is shot and the Murphys, all aged in their twenties, are taken to a remote paddock where they are bludgeoned and shot, and the women brutally raped. So begins the story of an horrific and baffling crime. What followed was a hopele... View more info

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Murder Mystery and Massacre: Chilling Stories from our Pioneering Past

By: Tony Matthews

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2017

Seller ID: A1325

ISBN: 1925522369

Condition: New


Murder Mystery and Massacre: Chilling Stories from our Pioneering Past. Imagine what it would be like to be trapped deep underground, surrounded by nothing but rock and a fortune in gold, but also to have no way out - no hope of survival. What would have been going through the mind of the SS Gothenburg's captain when he ralized that his beautiful ship - laden with gold, was heading straight for the bottom of the sea? These extraordinary stories and many more are descr... View more info