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    DescriptionSome 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, rumour and innuendo, and other crimes just as notorious. 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.


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    Title
    The Cruel City
    Subtitle
    Is Adelaide the Murder Capital of Australia?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Orr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 325 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742375090
    ISBN 10: 174237509X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    LC classification: HV
    Abridged Dewey: 364
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBFS
    DC22: 364.00
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000, TRU002000
    Thema V1.0: DNXC
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 April 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Stephen Orr is best known as a literary novelist, and is the author of Attempts to Draw Jesus.