A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment
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A Review of Historical Texts on the Death Penalty and How They Shaped My Opinion on Capital Punishment


Noose: True Stories of Australians Who Died at the Gallows written by Xavier Duff is a brief history of some of Australia’s most infamous capital punishment cases. The book opens with the Mile Creek massacre, which was one of the first times recorded in Australian history where white Australians were trialed and found guilty of … Continue reading

The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”
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The ethics of crime solving and privacy: a review of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark”


If you are a fan of true crime writing, you will be well aware of Michelle McNamara’s work: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. It is a truly chilling, terrifying, unsettling, and complicated story that spans decades. Since its release, the cold case also became extremely … Continue reading

Four books from around the world to read if you were obsessed with ‘Making a Murderer’
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Four books from around the world to read if you were obsessed with ‘Making a Murderer’


Last Woman Hanged is an Australian novel by Caroline Overington. This book is more than just an insight into Australia’s early justice system, it is also about women’s rights in Australia and their representation in the legal system. Whether you think Lousia Collins was innocent or not, this book will challenge what you think you … Continue reading

“Tricky Twenty-Two” – the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich
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“Tricky Twenty-Two” – the latest Plum installment from Janet Evanovich


The latest Stephanie Plum book, “Tricky Twenty-Two” was released in November this year. I’ve been following the series since book number one, “One For The Money” and every November, which is usually the release month for the Plum series, is like a Crime Fiction Christmas. And so here we are again with another review of … Continue reading

True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”
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True Crime in South Africa: a review of Antony Altbeker’s “Fruit of a Poisoned Tree”


Fruit of a Poisoned Tree is from New Journalism author, Antony Altbeker. Over 2005-2007, Altbeker followed the infamous trial of Fred Van der Vyver, the man accused of killing his girlfriend, Inge Lotz, in one of South Africa’s most brutal murders. The story is anything but simple. South Africa is a country in crisis and … Continue reading