BLOODY BRISBANE Volume 2 features MORE EVIL CRIMS - maniacs, twisted teens, seedy soldiers, wife-slayers, sex predators, murder-mysteries, and assassinations as well as the usual mixture of crime, corruptions and criminal activity we all expect in the Sunshine State.

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Murder Trails Series

Infamous Australian Crimes, Murder-Mysteries & Crimes Scenes


Crime Casebook #6

Death Before Dishonour

The Crime That Broke Brisbane's Heart
Murder Trails latest crime casebook detailing a shameful murder from Australia’s largest city. In 1947 two shocking deaths divided society - the brutal slaying of a young woman whose screams terrified crowds yet went unanswered and the suicide of a deeply-respected accountant who took his life whilst serving life for a crime he swore he did not commit. Former detective and Murder Trails author Alicia Bennett, through careful research, rare images and material, lays bare the facts of this crime whose guilt lingers to this day.



Alicia Bennett

Alicia Bennett
Murder Trails author and former Detective, Alicia Bennett.

Brisbane born, Alicia Bennett is a veteran of thirteen years within the Queensland Police Service, retiring in 2006 as a Detective Sergeant. Alicia self-published her debut poetry collection The Tincture of Salt in 2004 and her second collection, Faith in 2007. Alicia has performed at several Queensland Poetry Festivals and Brisbane Writers Festivals. Alicia's first contribution to the Murder Trails series was in the true crime compendium BLOODY BRISBANE: Murder on the River City

Alicia is passionate about Brisbane history and in the context of her writing, is interested in the ways in which Australian women negotiate their lives within the framework of our society. Alicia continues to be involved within the criminal justice system. 

Alicia's first Murder Trails casebook is DEATH BEFORE DISHONOUR: The Crime That Broke Brisbane's Heart which she explored in her contribution to BLOODY BRISBANE: Murder in the River City. It investigates the brutal killing, in 1947, of a young woman, and the suicide of a respected accountant after he was sentenced to life for the crime. Through detailed research and private photographs, Alicia, explores the doubts and a sense of guilt that still lingers.


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