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            The Darwin Awards V
             

            The Darwin Awards V (Paperback)

            By Northcutt, Wendy

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            Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool... by removing themselves from it.

            ISBN 9780143010333
            Published AU 27 Oct 2008
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kathy Pettingill

            The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kathy Pettingill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

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            Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only by Australia's criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of habitual offenders in Australian criminal history, her lif...e has revolved around murder, drugs, prison, prostitution and bent coppers - and the intrigue and horror that surround such crimes. Her eldest son, Dennis Allen, was a mass murderer and a $70,000-a-week drug dealer who dismembered a Hell's Angel with a chainsaw. Two younger sons were acquitted of the Walsh Street murders, the cold-blooded assassination of two police officers that changed the face of crime in Melbourne forever. One of the two, Victor, was gunned down himself in the street 14 years later, becoming the third son Kathy has buried. In this revised and updated authorised edition of Adrian Tame's bestselling The Matriarch, Kathy Pettingill reveals the chilling truth behind many of the myths and legends that surround her family, including her experiences in the blood-spattered charnel house at the centre of Dennis Allen's empire of drugs and violence. But this is no plea for pity. Forthright and deeply disturbing, like its subject, The Matriarch pulls no punches. Updated and revised for a new generation, this true crime classic is as terrifying and powerful as when it was first published.
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            ISBN 9781760852191
            Published AU 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            The Chamberlain Case: the legal saga that transfixed the nation

            The Chamberlain Case: the legal saga that transfixed the nation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Crispin, Ken

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            The Crown offered no eyewitnesses, no body, no confession and no motive. So why did it take seven years, two inquests, one trial, two appeals and one inquiry to decide in favour of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain? After distiling the essence of this saga's first six years, Ken Cris...pin focusses on the Morling Commission of Inquiry.
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            ISBN 9781922070036
            Published AU 22 Aug 2012
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Shattered: 67 days to a family's self-destruction
             

            Shattered: 67 days to a family's self-destruction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Winks, Travis

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              2 Sep 20

            A true story about the devastating impacts of mental illness and domestic violence that saw one family self-destruct in just 67 harrowing days. Told through the eyes of a hurting brother and son, this tragiv story follows three family members through a series of decisions that br...ing the family together and then tear them apart. Almost every family has a tumultuous chapter and this story is about the real impact mental illness and domestic violence can have. The consequences are not only catastrophic for sufferers, but also for those who love them. Travis tells his story with rawness and honesty, but also with hope and humour.
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            ISBN 9781922265883
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            The Lost Girls

            The Lost Girls (Paperback)

            By Benny-Morrison, Ava

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            The chilling true story of the heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the case was cracked In August 2010, the bones of a young woman were found in Belanglo State Forest, where, years earlier, Ivan Milat had tortured and slain seven young backpa...ckers. Dubbed Angel, her remains lay unidentified for years. Who was she, how did she die, and at whose hand? Then, in July 2015, the bones of a child were found in a suitcase by a highway in South Australia. Months later, a call to Crime Stoppers led to an identification. Two-year-old Khandalyce Pearce had left Alice Springs in 2008 with her mother and hadn't been seen since. Through DNA, Angel was quickly identified as Khandalyce's mother, Karlie Pearce-Stevenson. In the grimmest of scenarios, mother and daughter were reunited at last. The Lost Girls is the chilling true story of this heinous double murder and how police tracked down the perpetrator, who not only killed the girls but stole the young mother's identity to defraud authorities and her family. Gripping and authentic, The Lost Girls celebrates the short lives of a young woman and her daughter, and the investigators determined to bring them home.
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            ISBN 9780733335969
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Electric Blue
             

            Electric Blue (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Verhoeven, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              18 Aug 20

            Paul Verhoeven's ex-cop dad, John, spent years embroiled in some of the seediest, scariest intrigue and escapades imaginable. One day John offered Paul the chance of a lifetime- he'd spill his guts on tape. What unfolded in Loose Units was a goldmine of true-crime stories, showca...sing John's dramatic experience of policing in Sydney in the 1980s and brilliantly twisted sense of humour. But what happened next in John's career was twice as weird. Electric Blue spans the final years of John's stint in the New South Wales police force, when he took up an offer to move into the grimy, analytical world of forensics. Paul unpicks his father's most terrible cases. There was the case of a rapist hiding in the walls of shower block, a body that was quite literally cooked, and the bizarre copycat suicides. But what's it actually like to have a heroic ex-cop as a Dad? Paul and John delve into their unique father-son relationship and how they ended up so different to each other. They figure out how to deal with the choices they've made ... or wish they'd made. And Paul's mum, Christine, reveals what it was like to be a pioneering female cop in the eighties when misogyny was rife in the force. Thrilling, fascinating and unexpectedly laugh-out-loud funny, Electric Blue is another high-octane adventure in policing, integrity and learning what family is really all about.
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            ISBN 9781760897772
            Published AU 18 Aug 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Pull of the Stars

            The Pull of the Stars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donoghue, Emma

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            Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, by the bestselling author of The Wonder and Room.

            ISBN 9781529046168
            Released AU 28 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            The Wild Silence
             

            The Wild Silence (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            • Pub Date
              15 Sep 20

            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
               

            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, James W.; Douglass, James

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            Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

            ISBN 9781439193884
            Released AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE 'ARTHUR THE KING' STARRING MARK WAHLBERG*
             

            Arthur: The dog who crossed the jungle to find a home *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE 'ARTHUR THE KING' STARRING MARK WAHLBERG* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lindnord, Mikael; With Hudson, Val

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            The epic true story of one man, his dog, and how they found each other.

            ISBN 9781473625242
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781473625266
            Released AU 31 May 2016
            Publisher John Murray Press
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