BROKEN LIVES Serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke's secret crimes, the women who survived them and the man still paying the price

Author: Blackburtn (Estelle)
Year: 1998
Publisher: Stellar Publishing
Edition Details: Reprint (same yr. as 1st)
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780646361734
Price: 20.00
Softcover. A serial killer stalked the city for months, shooting strangers in the dead of night. Unknown to the terror-stricken citizens of this trusting, emerging metropolis, the young father of seven children who pulled the trigger had for years been doing other sinister night work. Eric Edgar Cooke prowled the streets and back gardens, sadistically attacking many young women. In a remarkable twist of fate, the killer's life tangled with that of 19yr old John Button, whose 17yr old girlfriend was killed. Both men confessed to that crime. Now the stories of Cooke's other victims, and other startling evidence uncovered by the author, strongly suggest that Button still carries the stigma of one of Cooke's many murders. This riveting investigation into the life and untold crimes of the last man to hang in Western Australia reveals new evidence to indicate that at least one innocent man, John Button, went to jail for one of Cooke's murders. Illus., Epilogue + Appendix. 410pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Includes loosely inserted 2-page account of deaf mute, Darryl Beamish, cleared of an axe murder after 45yrs. Eric Cooke had previously confessed to the killing, which was repeatedly discounted by the courts as the work of a "palpable and unscrupulous liar". F. with no creasing to covers. A fairly heavy book which may require additional postage.


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