The Cruel City: Is Adelaide the Murder Capital of Australia?

3.47 avg rating
( 34 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781742375090: The Cruel City: Is Adelaide the Murder Capital of Australia?

Why is it that Adelaide, a beautiful city of churches and lush gardens, a place renowned for its support of the arts and culture, has become better known as the epicenter of some of Australia's weirdest and most brutal crimes? One of its denizens seeks the answers in this fascinating investigation. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they take on a legendary status, and Adelaide seems to have had more than its fair share of them. The whole nation remembers the disappearance of the Beaumont children, the ghastly Snowtown murders where the dismembered bodies were found in barrels in a disused bank vault, and the so called Family murders perpetrated by Bevan Spencer van Einem, with its trail of conspiracy theories, rumor, and innuendo, and other crimes just as notorious. Award-winning novelist and journalist Stephen Orr rounds up the infamous crimes of his native city and looks beyond the myth to the tragic sadness, badness and madness of violent crime and its consequences. Why Adelaide? Read Cruel City and find out. This book was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize and longlisted for the 2011 Miles Franklin.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Stephen Orr is the author of Attempts to Draw Jesus and Hill of Grace.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stephen Orr
ISBN 10: 174237509X ISBN 13: 9781742375090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they take on a legendary status, and Adelaide seems to have had more than its fair share of them. The whole nation remembers the disappearance.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.300. Bookseller Inventory # 9781742375090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Stephen Orr
Published by Allen & Unwin (2011)
ISBN 10: 174237509X ISBN 13: 9781742375090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allen & Unwin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M174237509X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Orr, Stephen
Published by Allen & Unwin (2011)
ISBN 10: 174237509X ISBN 13: 9781742375090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allen & Unwin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 288 pages. 8.10x0.90x5.40 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk174237509X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Orr, Stephen
Published by Allen & Unwin (2011)
ISBN 10: 174237509X ISBN 13: 9781742375090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Allen & Unwin, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11174237509X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Stephen Orr
ISBN 10: 174237509X ISBN 13: 9781742375090
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AussieBookSeller
(SILVERWATER, NSW, Australia)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Some crimes are so mysterious or ghastly that they take on a legendary status, and Adelaide seems to have had more than its fair share of them. The whole nation remembers the .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 288 pages. 0.300. Bookseller Inventory # 9781742375090

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 37.00
From Australia to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds