2017 Reviews · action · Adventure · Australian · biography · non-fiction · true crime · war

Book Review: At Hell’s Gate by Mark Abernethy

Title: At Hell’s Gate Author:  Mark Abernethy Published: November 14th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, True Crime, War and Combat RRP: $29.99 “I deal with heavy, dangerous people. People who can bring a society undone.” The Contractor returns. Mike is a big unit. He builds houses and drives a ute. But he isn’t your typical tradie.… Continue reading Book Review: At Hell’s Gate by Mark Abernethy

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

Title: The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer Author:  Kate Kyriacou Published: August 1st 2015 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 312 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime, Australian RRP: $32.95 The story of the police sting that resulted in the confession of Daniel Morcombe’s killer reads like crime fiction. An elaborately staged fake crime gang, run by a ‘Mr Big’, that lured… Continue reading Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab

Title: Getting Away With Murder Author:  Duncan McNab Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Non Fiction,  True Crime RRP: $34.99 Sydney’s shame: Up to 80 men murdered, 30 cases remain unsolved. From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab

2017 Reviews · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Contractor by Mark Abernethy

Title: The Contractor Author:  Mark Abernethy Published: July 25th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $29.99 Meet Mike. Runs a building site, drives a ute, likes a beer, loves his nail-gun. But Mike is hiding in plain sight. When the Pentagon call him in as ‘Big Unit’, he’s another kind of contractor – one… Continue reading Book Review: The Contractor by Mark Abernethy

2017 Reviews · Australian · biography · true crime

Book Review: The Good Cop by Justine Ford

Title: The Good Cop Author: Justine Ford Published: July 26th 2016 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Biography,  True Crime RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘A – Assume nothing. B – Believe nothing. C – Check everything.’ Ron Iddles In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles’ conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly… Continue reading Book Review: The Good Cop by Justine Ford

2016 Reviews · Australian · Goodreads giveaway · true crime

Book Review: Into the Darkness : the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk by Robin Bowles

Book blurb: On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel. Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as… Continue reading Book Review: Into the Darkness : the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk by Robin Bowles

2016 Reviews · Australian · crime · true crime

Book Review: Suburban Nightmare by Emily Webb

Book blurb: Think nothing ever happens where you live? Suburban Nightmare is a collection of stories that are hard to believe, except they really happened – and all in the streets and homes of the Australia many of us know and live. The suburbs. These cases range from recent murders to some historical stories that… Continue reading Book Review: Suburban Nightmare by Emily Webb