Paul B. Kidd’s excellent book Never To Be Released details the worst crimes in Australian history. “Never to be released” is, in Kidd’s words, a rare recommendation that is handed down to the most vicious, merciless and dangerous murderers in society.
This is the first installment in what has become so far three books by Kidd. The author is the son of veteran crime reporter, the late Joe Morris and says in his foreward that his father “…developed an almost irrational fear and horror of those he loved being harmed…”because of the horrific things he saw daily as a police rounds reporter.
The first volume of Never to be Released includes stories of 1986 rape and murder of Sydney nurse Anita Cobby (a crime that shocked Australia), child killing couple Valmae Beck (who died in prison in 2008) and Barrie Watts, “Granny Killer” John Wayne Glover and mass murders and rapists David (committed suicide in prison in 2007) and Catherine Birnie.
Chilling reading and thank God these killers will “never be released”.