The Who's Who of British Crime spans the whole twentieth century, and covers an enormous range of crimes and misdemeanours - by turns appalling, brilliant, gruesome and audacious. All the nation's most famous wrongdoers are here, from the mystery of Lord Lucan to the Great Train Robbery, the Brinks-Mat robbers and Jeffrey Archer. And it's not just the villains; some of the twentieth century's top lawyers and police officers are included for the part they have played in upholding the principles of the law. An unsavoury roll call of the men and women whose misdeeds live on in the national memory, an exploration of some of our most notorious unsolved cases and a celebration of the advances made in the fight against crime, this guide tracks the changing face of criminal activity over 100 years.
One Australian woman is hospitalised every three hours and two more lose their lives each week as a result of family violence. But for some women there is a punishment more enduring than injury or their own death.
This book is a timely exploration into the evil done by vengeful fathers who kill their own flesh and blood in order to punish wives who have chosen to end abusive relationships.
Focussing on seven different but equally harrowing cases of ‘spousal revenge’, author Megan Norris draws on her own observations as a former court and crime reporter, examining the murders of thirteen innocent children who became collateral damage in callous crimes committed by angry dads whose real targets were the children’s mothers.
From the harrowing 1993 kidnap and murder of three-year-old Kelly East in WA, to the chilling murder of Darcey Freeman whose dad hurled her from Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge in 2009, these stories highlight the chilling connection between intimate partner abuse and retaliatory homicide.
They show it’s not only mothers who are in danger when domestic violence turns deadly.
Debbie is a sensitive little girl. Roped into going to school camp at the last moment, she isn't much looking forward to her week away.
Mr Holt is everyone's favourite teacher. Such a funny, jolly man. Everyone loves him. He's everyone's best friend. Even the other teachers look up to him
But this apparently kind man hides a shocking secret. He will prey on little Debbie in the vilest way, and control her through threat, manipulation and blackmail.
Debbie never wanted to go to school camp. But she has no idea of the hell that is awaiting her on this school trip.
When Mr Holt turns his attentions to another girl, Debbie is left with a dilemma – can she find the strength to report the crime?
WARNING: This book is based upon a true account of child abuse, and as such contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.
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