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Derek Pedley

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Derek Pedley is an Australian news editor and true crime writer. Two of his books have been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards, Australia's premier crime writing awards. He lives in Adelaide, on the wrong side of the mullet-proof fence.

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Dead by Friday

3.79 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Australian Outlaw - the tru...

3.79 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2013
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Australian Outlaw: The True...

3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2006
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No Fixed Address: The hunt ...

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The Outlaw's Story

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2007
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Australian Outlaw - the true story of Postcard Bandit Brenden Abbott (Nonfiction)
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Description: Bank robber. Fugitive. Womaniser. Comedian. Conman. Chameleon. How the Postcard Bandit put his stamp on Australia... and paid the price.
In Cold Blood
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The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
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The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth
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How to Be a Writer by John Birmingham
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In his rollicking, inimitable style, Birmingham distills 25 years of experience as a writer across myriad genres into a genuinely insightful and utterly hysterical “tattered, booze-stained Bible”. Its two sections – Putting Words on the Page and Maki ...more
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The Journalist and the Murderer by Janet Malcolm
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“My standard for verisimilitude is simple and I came to it when I started to write prose narrative: fuck the average reader. I was always told to write for the average reader in my newspaper life. The average reader, as they meant it, was some suburban white subscriber with two-point-whatever kids and three-point-whatever cars and a dog and a cat and lawn furniture. He knows nothing and he needs everything explained to him right away, so that exposition becomes this incredible, story-killing burden. Fuck him. Fuck him to hell.”
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