Returning to the Badlands


True Crime

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.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780522857856
  • : Melbourne University Publishing
  • : Victory Books
  • : March 2012
  • : 232mm X 155mm X 19mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 2012
  • : English
  • : 364.00
  • : 256
  • : illustrations