Return to the Badlands: 12 Chilling True Crime Cases of Crooks, Cults and Crackpots

Return to the Badlands: 12 Chilling True Crime Cases of Crooks, Cults and Crackpots

by Liam Houlihan

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Overview

Return to the Badlands: 12 Chilling True Crime Cases of Crooks, Cults and Crackpots by Liam Houlihan

Filled with cunning crimes, cruel cults, and common crackpots, this book tells 12 fascinating, true tales from the badlands of contemporary Australia. Is a suburban couple paying the babysitter with freshly stolen money? Can a lucky leech outsmart a brazen burglar? Why did an Adelaide wife send her husband’s privates to a fiery end? Proving that truth is not only stranger than fiction, but also more colorful, more baffling, and more twisted, these stories delve beyond the headlines to expose the intricacies of the crimes committed by Australia’s most wanted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780522857856
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Liam Houlihan is a crime reporter with the Sunday Herald Sun and the author of Badlands.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Glossary xii

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire 1

Blood Worth Bottling 7

Working Families 33

The Family from Hell Part I 49

Trial by Media 78

The Family from Hell Part II 87

Jailbreak 113

The Curse of Rockhampton 126

Low Blood Sugar (and Other Feeble Reasons to Kill) 153

Run to Paradise 160

Person of Interest 182

A Cage in the Woods 198

Sucker 209

Acknowledgements 213

Sources 215

Index 218

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