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Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne
Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne
Shaw, Ian W.2018
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Far away from any World War II battlefront, the citizens of Melbourne lived in fear of a serial killer - the Brownout Strangler. May 1942: Melbourne was torn between fearing Japanese invasion and revelling in the carnival atmosphere brought by the influx of 15,000 cashed-up American servicemen. But those US forces didn't guarantee safety. Not long after their arrival, the city would be gripped by panic when the body of a woman was found strangled, partially naked and brutally beaten. Six days later another woman was found dead and her body told the same horrific story. A murderer was stalking the streets. As women were warned not to travel alone, an intense manhunt ensued. Not long after a third woman was murdered, American soldier Eddie Leonski was arrested. A calculating psychopath, he had a twisted fascination with female voices, especially when they were singing . . . Acclaimed author Ian W. Shaw brings World War II Melbourne to life, and takes us into the mind of the Brownout Strangler, and a very different kind of terror.
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Brighton LibraryTrue Crime364.15232 SHAAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressTrue Crime364.15232 SHAAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressTrue Crime364.15232 SHAIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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