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TRUE CRIME BOOKS

It’s 1951. A brooding true crime mystery unfolds in the sleepy towns and isolated sheep stations of the River Murray.  The discovery of a petrified female body in raging floodwaters triggers a police investigation across three states. Her facial features and hands are missing, but evidence suggests she has been murdered. As detectives close in on a suspect, a vital witness dies a violent death and the case collapses, leaving the victim’s identity unresolved. Seven decades on, a new investigation uncovers a family secret that leaves little doubt about the victim’s identity - evidence that calls for the exhumation of The Petrified Woman from her pauper’s grave to undergo DNA analysis.

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The Bogle-Chandler case is recognised in international forensic circles as one of the most baffling cold cases in the annals of crime.  The author's award-winning film and book on the case uncovered explosive new evidence, which answered the mystery.  This new, updated edition, brimming with original documents, reveals for the first time the testimony of a witness to the deaths of Dr Bogle & Mrs Chandler. 

 

 

 

 

BLACKWATTLE PRESS

Merchants of Menace - The True Story of the Nugan Hand Bank Scandal

In June 1980, following the mysterious death of Nugan Hand bank CEO, Frank Nugan, his American business partner, Michael Hand, disappeared from a dank terrace in Sydney and hasn’t been seen since. Author/filmmaker Peter Butt reinvestigates the notorious merchant bankers and their alleged links to drug traffickers, gun-running and the CIA.

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