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.
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 anarchy, sadistic violence, deviance and chaos.
Journalist and author Debi Marshall explores the killers' psychopathic makeup in minute and harrowing detail. She charts the victims' exposure to generational pedophilia, incest, unemployment and hopelessness. Marshall covers the exhaustive trials and interviews the lawyers who ran them. Through interviews, she captures the voices of the victim's families and examines the police and forensic investigation and then wades into the social structure that spawned the people in this story.
About the Author
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.
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Comments about Killing For Pleasure:
What a macabre , sick record of lives gone wrong! And we call Australia the LUCKY COUNTRY!! That's only if you have grown up in a normal loving family with morals and values ! Sadly this is not always the case. KILLING FOR PLEASURE is a book to remind us that not all is norm!!! We read this book after watching the movie SNOWTOWN! Excellent Australian movie! Watch the movie read this book....
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 3rd April 2006
Publisher: Random House Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.307