The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (The Australian Crime Vault)
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...more
Tanya Bretherton’s previous novel, The Suicide Bride, was shortlisted for the Danger Prize. This acclaimed author returns with another riveting and well told true crime based story. The Killing Streets closely examines a number of horrific murder cases of women that occurred across Sydney in the early 1930s.
Bretherton’s third historical based true crime novel looks at a series of brutal murders that took place in the heart of depression era Sydney. These mur ...more
In her third true crime book, Ms Bretherton writes about a series of horrific murders that began in Sydney during the 1930s. The first body was found in Queens Park on 10 December 1932. A woman violently murdered in a popular park, and no-one noticed anything. Other women were found murdered: their bodies left in public places. But it was not until the bo ...more
The Killing Streets is historical true-crime from the suburbs of Sydney, Australia way back in the 1920s when a serial killer was on the loose. When a man gets arrested and charged for the murders, he ends up behind bars yet the killing continues. Was the wrong man jailed or are there two different killers out there? This was a long, however, interesting listen. I liked the narrator and how much research was conducted into this real and deadly cases ...more
It examines, in painstaking detail, a series of violent murders against women in Sydney in the early 1930s. It took a while for the police to cotton on, but eventually, the cases, in which the women’s bodies were found dumped in public places, were linked together and suddenly the hunt was ...more
Tanya Bretherton researched and shared a little known story (or many little known stories) about the gruesome rape and murders of several women that lived in Sydney suburbs back in 1932. It was a real eye-opener as to the way police investigations worked (or didn't work) at that time. Filled with ...more
Well resurched and I like it when it is a balanced retelling not pushing guilt or condemning people. This book examines how the culture and the condemnation of woman can muddy the waters. Whether you see Craig as a killer or a man miss treated by the police you will find this an interesting look at Australia and the crimes that shaped its culture police force.