Grave Tales: True Crime Vol.1

Grave Tales: True Crime Vol.1

by Helen Goltz, Chris Adams

Paperback(True Crime ed.)

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Overview

What made them do it? What were they thinking? Was it nature or nurture, that is, were they born evil or were they the products of their environment? And why are we so fascinated with crime?

Journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams have been spoilt for choice selecting stories for the fifth Grave Tales book and the first Grave Tales: True Crime volume.

As our nation developed, the bush prospered and the cities grew, these were some of the terrible crimes that took away our innocence, crimes destined never to be solved that live on in our history… crimes that confound us with their cruelty, stagger us with their brilliance and amaze us with their sheer audacity.

Grave Tales: True Crime Vol. 1 features those people who were often unwilling participants in the events that would make local and national headlines at the time.

Thoroughly researched by journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams, who between them have years of experience in newspapers, radio and TV, the book has uncovered hundreds of primary resources which help re-create the lives of those whose graves they have featured.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987160577
Publisher: Atlas Productions
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Series: Grave Tales
Edition description: True Crime ed.
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction .................................................................................... 1

The saddest swansongs: Edward Leonski .................................... 5

Then there were none: the Great Bookie Robbery:

Norman ‘Chops’ Lee .................................................................... 25

The pyjama girl mystery: Linda Agostini .................................. 45

A new year day of remembrance : The Battle of Broken Hill........ 65

Tea and sympathy: Martha Needle.............................................. 79

Slaughter on the rabbit-proof fence: John T.W. Smith.............. 97

Sister or a mister? Bertha and Mary Schippan........................ 111

The men who would be heirs: Creswell and Orton................. 129

The ladies’ man: Frederick Bailey Deeming............................ 143

Once was bright and beautiful: Betty Shanks......................... 161

Australia’s first serial killer? Robert Francis Burns................ 183

Stand and deliver: The Clarke Brothers.................................... 199

Death along Dead Horse Gully: Chrissie Venn........................ 219

Mr & the Mrs Harry Crawfords: Eugenia Falleni................... 237

Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man............................................. 253

Thank you and acknowledgements........................................... 274

About the authors........................................................................ 277

Contact the authors..................................................................... 279

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