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The Scene of the Crime by Steve Braunias

Twelve extraordinary tales of crime and punishment: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction. A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what happened and exactly how - these are issues of psychology and the soul, they're general to the human condition, with its infinite capacity to cause pain. A brutal murder of a wife and daughter ... A meth-fuelled Samurai sword attack ... A banker tangled in a hit-and-run scandal ... A top cop accused of rape ... A murder in the Outback ... A beloved entertainer's fall from grace ... In the hands of award-winning journalist and author Steve Braunias these and other extraordinary cases become more than just courtroom dramas and sensational headlines. They become a window onto another world - the one where things go badly wrong, where once invisible lives become horrifyingly visible, where the strangeness just beneath the surface is revealed. Acutely observed, brilliantly written, and with the Mark Lundy case as its riveting centrepiece, this collection from the courts and criminal files of the recent past depicts a place we rarely enter, but which exists all around us.

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ISBN-13: 9781775541011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Steve Braunias is a senior journalist, columnist and published author who has won every major writing award in New Zealand, several more than once. He currently writes for the New Zealand Herald and lives in Auckland with his partner and daughter.

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The Scene of the Crime 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TulaneGirl More than 1 year ago
12 stories told by a crime reporter. Each story is unique. Some stories tell quite horrific tales of the human condition. Others are quite a parody of life. I enjoyed every story and enjoyed the perspective of a, sometimes, bored crime writer assigned to the courtroom beat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure if it is the cultural differences or what but this book was extremely difficult to follow. It jumped around and the slang was confusing. I would not reccommend.