Saturday, April 9, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Australian True Crime: Till Death Us Do Part

Title: Australian True Crime: Till Death Us Do Part

Author: Paul B Kidd

Publisher: Five Mile Press

RRP: $19.95

ISBN: 9781742482217

Release Date: February 2011


A fascinating collection of true crime stories made up of the most sensational 'marital murders' in Australia's history - from the 19th century right up to the present day. Read about the eminent scientist who cut his wife into small pieces and flushed her down the toilet, the housewife who poisoned her husband and children and then moved on to another family and began poisoning them too, and more riveting tales.

Paul B. Kidd is a Sydney author and radio broadcaster and a well know true crime author.


This book is in the Australian True Crime series by Five Mile Press and written by one of the most recognised authorities on Australia’s worst criminals and serial killers. If you are interested in true crime books then this one will appeal to you. It is written with a great deal of research and depth, apparent by the explicit details of the crimes, criminals and victims.

The theme for this book is murders committed by married men and women. While most of the murders covered appear to be by men, there are some horrific cases of husbands killed by an angry spouse.

It is amazing how a person can become involved with someone and then decide that they then want to kill then, and this book goes into some of the details of the causes behind these twisted minds.

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