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Killing for Pleasure

by Debi Marshall

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Quick comments, rather than a full review, but for those that aren't aware - this is a book about the notorious South Australian "Snowtown" killings. There's only ever been a couple of other books that have taken me longer to read - KILLING FOR PLEASURE has been picked up, read a bit and put down since 2006.

Not because of the writing, or the analysis or even the nature of the crimes - this book covers one of those completely inexplicable, sad, pointless, horrible crimes that really did happen - as unlikely as that could possibly be. It also attempts to look for some answers, albeit seemingly on the basis of the author's own research - there appears to be little by way of official explanations or consideration. Ultimately this was a very difficult book to read because this is real life and this is about the nature of a place and society that allowed twelve people (they know about) to disappear over seven years.
  austcrimefiction | Aug 16, 2010 |
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A disused bank vault holding eight dismembered bodies immersed in barrels of acid. Two bodies buried in a suburban backyard, a further two found in the bush. A tensely woven and microscopic examination of tawdry loves and tragic deaths.

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