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Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation
 

Kidnapped: The Crime that Shocked the Nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tedeschi, Mark

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ISBN 9781925310221
Barcode 9781925310221
Published 1 November 2015 by Simon & Schuster Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925310221
ISBN-10 1925310221
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint Simon & Schuster Australia
Publication Date 1 November 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tedeschi, Mark
Category True Crime
Forensic Science
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 234mm
Height: 153mm
Spine: 26mm
Weight 445g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.154092
Catalogue Code 598418

Description of this Book

Kidnapped is about Stephen Bradley, who perpetrated the 1960 kidnapping for ransom and murder of eight-year-old Sydney schoolboy, Graeme Thorne. This was not only a vivid example of murder for greed, but also marked the beginning in Australia of modern forensic science as a tool in the investigation of serious crime. Many of the techniques of scientific detection used to implicate Bradley had never before been used in a police investigation, but have since become commonplace. Certainly, there had never before been a case in which so many methods of forensic investigation had been used in combination to detect and implicate the perpetrator of this terrible crime. This case therefore marks a watershed in the annals of modern criminal investigation. Mark Tedeschi has prosecuted many people who were prepared to kill to acquire the object of their desires. As such he is uniquely placed to present an insight into the mind of Stephen Bradley. A man so motivated by greed and self-entitlement that when he read about the winner of the Opera House Lottery, his first thought was how much more he deserved the money. From there he located the Thorne family in Sydney's Eastern suburbs and proceeded to plan the kidnap and ransom of their young son, Graeme. The taking of Graeme off a Sydney street in daylight hours caused shock and horror across the nation and when his body was found the police used all means available, both old and new, to track down Stephen Bradley and convict him. Mark's new book is a gripping account of a terrible crime that many people today still remember.

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Author's Bio

As a Barrister and a Crown Prosecutor for thirty five years, Mark Tedeschi QC has appeared in some of the most significant criminal cases in Australia. He has been the Senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales for fifteen years and is the President of the Australian Association of Crown Prosecutors. He has had many articles published on the law and is the author of a legal text book and the critically acclaimed biography Eugenia. He has published many articles on history, genealogy, photography, and horticulture. Kidnapped is his second work of creative non-fiction.

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