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The killing streets
The killing streets
Bretherton, Tanya2020
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From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades. In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body of a woman was found in Queens Park, Sydney. It was a popular park. There were houses in plain view. Yet this woman had been violently murdered without anyone noticing. Other equally brutal and shocking murders of women in public places were to follow. Australia's first serial killer was at large. Police failed to notice the similarities between the victims until the death of one young woman - an aspiring Olympic swimmer - made the whole city take notice. On scant evidence, the unassuming Eric Craig was arrested. But the killings didn't stop... This compelling story of a city crippled by fear and a failing economy, of a killer at large as panic abounds, is also the story of what happens when victims aren't perfect and neither are suspects, and when a rush to judgement replaces the call of reason.
Main title:
The killing streets / Tanya Bretherton.
Imprint:
Sydney, NSW : Hatchette Australia, 2020.
Collation:
ix, 340 pages ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Awards:
Winner of the 2020 Danger Prize for Crime fiction
ISBN:
9780733642388
Dewey class:
364.1523
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryTrue Crime364.1523 BREAvailable
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