Killing for Pleasure
The Definitive Story of the Snowtown Murders
By (author) Debi Marshall
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Killing for Pleasure by Debi Marshall
Book DescriptionThe bestselling account of one of South Australia's worst series of crimes - the bodies in the barrels. A disused bank vault holding eight dismembered bodies immersed in barrels of acid. Two bodies buried in a suburban backyard. A further two found in the bush. Such was the findings of one of South Australia's most horrific murder trials. Informed by material never seen before - an interview with Bunting's last lover Elizabeth Harvey, and with the Crown's key eye-witness James Vlassakis and with details of the torture and crimes not previously released - this is a tensely woven and microscopic examination of tawdry lives and tragic deaths. Four men who tortured and killed for fun, for power. Four men who kept each other's dark secrets for years. By the time the police investigation concluded, the story had invited comparison with the nightmare of Rosemary and Fred West, the British House of Horrors. Details of what the killers did to their victims before and after their deaths were deemed so depraved that suppression orders were in place throughout the trial. But the killers were not insane. They made deliberate choices to kill and lived in a culture of complete anar
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740512480
(197mm x 132mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia Children's Books
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Debi Marshall
Lambs to the Slaughter, Paperback (September 2009)
In this definitive, graphically chilling account of child killer Derek Ernest Percy's life, the author conducts a forensic examination of the crimes, the man and his modus operandi. Marshall also seeks to unravel the truth about the monster whose lonely, idiosyncratic character has deceived the best psychiatric minds for 40 years.
Devil's Garden, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Debi Marshall
The State of Western Australia was in shock. Claremont is a salubrious suburb of Perth. Three lovely young women disappearing from relatively safe streets without a trace was very disturbing. The author looks critically at the police investigations and 16 other disappearances in Western Australia.
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Author Biography - Debi Marshall
Debi Marshall is a journalist and author who lives in Hobart. She has written a number of biographies and true crime titles, including Justice in Jeopardy- The unsolved murder of baby Deidre Kennedy and Killing for Pleasure- the definitive story of the Snowtown serial killings. More recently, she published Lambs to the Slaughter.
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