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The Killing Streets

The Killing Streets

Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer

by Tanya Bretherton
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/02/2020
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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.

ISBN:
9780733642388
9780733642388
Category:
True crime
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-02-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
262x234x29mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Tanya Bretherton

Tanya Bretherton has a Ph D in sociology with special interests in narrative life history and social history. She has published in the academic and public sphere for twenty years, and worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney for fifteen years.

Dr Bretherton's specialty is converting detailed research into thought-provoking works which are accessible to a general readership. Her book Safety in Numbers, on nursing in modern hospitals, was published by Cornell University Press. The book was well received by the general public and the research community and became a non-fiction best seller on Amazon.

She has also worked as a columnist, and had an ongoing partnership with national workplace magazine The Intelligence Report for over a decade. Currently she works as a freelance researcher and writer. Throughout 2016 she conducted a series of qualitative studies with families to compile a compendium of stories about life below the poverty line in Australia.

Her clients include Mission Australia, The Smith Family and Adopt Change. Her publication 'Journeys to Permanency' has just been launched by the NSW government and tells real stories of foster children and adoption in modern Australia.

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