This volume from Paul B. Kidd serves up more notorious true crime stories from Australia and overseas – 58 chapters in total.
All the chapters are interesting and make this book easy to dip in and out of. Stand out chapters for me are on Derek Percy (Is he the Wanda Beach killer?), Dr Death: The Crimes of Jayant Patel and The Love Struck Jailer: How Heather Parker helped Peter Gibb escape. The case of jail warden Parker and prisoner Gibb was huge news in Australia with television, women’s magazines and newspapers following the salacious story of the fugitive lovers.
There’s also chapters on well-known serial killers from overseas like BTK, John Wayne Gacy, Ed Gein and John Reginald Christie. True Crime readers will be familiar with these cases.
This book is a great addition to the true crime buff’s collection or one to take away on holiday.
The Australian Crime File Vol 3 is published by Five Mile Press.