ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL Murder in the City of Light

Author: Mitchell (Susan)
Year: 2004
Publisher: Macmillan
Edition Details: 1st Australian Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781405036108
Price: 5.00
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Softcover. Adelaide has developed a reputation as the scene of some of Australia's most bizarre and sinister crimes and yet it is a city that from its Utopian beginnings, has prided itself on its cultured and civilised way of life. After the grisly revelations of 'the bodies in the barrels' killings, in which 12 people were slain and many of them dismembered, defleshed and stored in an empty bank in desolate Snowtown, a British tabloid even christened Adelaide 'the murder capital of the world'. The author was born and grew up in the South Australian capital and returned to her hometown to try to discover the truth behind the Snowtown killings. Most of all she was determined to go behind the media hype and hysteria and find out why Adelaide, founded as a model city - a paradise of order and reason - had become the backdrop for the country's worst serial killings. Using a blend of investigative journalism, interview, fact and fiction, the author reveals Adelaide's very different worlds, from the wealthy and hedonistic, to the wretched and deadly. A gripping and engrossing journey into one of Australia's most intriguing questions - Adelaide, city of light or city of murder? With References. 264pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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