Expanding on the success of Badlands, Return to Badlands is a collection of the bold and the bizarre in contemporary crime from across the nation. In these pages are a criminal stew of jailbreakers, smash-and-grab merchants and cult fanatics, plus a fair dose of action, gunplay, high-speed chases, looting, shooting and romantic intrigue.
This second lap of Australia's badlands starts with a jilted bride sending her groom to a fiery grave and closes with a violent robber in a Tasmanian jail. In between there is the endlessly diverse parade of humanity on display: the good, the amusing, the cunning, the inept and the truly disturbing. From mum and dad armed robbers who bring babysitters in to free themselves up for a good night's pillaging, to a partly-innocent serial killer and a partly-guilty police force, there is plenty here to shock and entertain.
About the Author
Liam Houlihan is a multi-award-winning journalist and former lawyer. He has reported from New York (for the NY Post), Washington, DC (including a stint in the White House press pool), from Sri Lanka after the Boxing Day tsunami, and has trailed Mick Gatto's pursuit of missing Opes Prime money in Singapore. He is Crime Reporter with the Sunday Herald Sun, whose police and underworld exclusives are regularly syndicated by other media around the country.
|Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire||p. 1|
|Blood Worth Bottling||p. 7|
|Working Families||p. 33|
|The Family from Hell Part I||p. 49|
|Trial by Media||p. 78|
|The Family from Hell Part II||p. 87|
|The Curse of Rockhampton||p. 126|
|Low Blood Sugar (and Other Feeble Reasons to Kill)||p. 153|
|Run to Paradise||p. 160|
|Person of Interest||p. 182|
|A Cage in the Woods||p. 198|
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Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.34