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Murder On The Rabbit Proof Fence: The Strange Case Of Arthur Upfield And Snowy Rowles
by Terry Walker
It was a murder mystery writer's worst nightmare come true. In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia's premier crime writer, plotted a perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. To his horror, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect even before the book was published. The result was Western Australia's most sensational murder trial of t ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 1993 by Hesperian Press
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For a small press publication, this book was really accomplished. The author had done a great deal of research and put the story together very well. The tale of Snowy Rowles who murdered three men in the outback of Western Australia, disposing of the bodies in a way which he had discussed with Australian crime author, Arthur Upfield, was chilling and sad. The fact that Rowles never admitted to the deaths, even up to his own execution, was really intelligently explained by the author. The mix of ...more