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

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


By (author) Stephen Orr

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 208mm x 23mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 174237509X
  • ISBN 13: 9781742375090
  • Sales rank: 1,102,562

Product description

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 epicentre of some of Australia's weirdest and most brutal crimes? One of its denizens seeks the answers in this fascinating investigation.

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Author information

Stephen Orr is best known as a literary novelist. A+U published his first novel, Attempts to Draw Jesus. He is a regular contributor to the Adelaide Review. This is his first attempt at commercial non-fiction, he brings the eye of a practised novelist, and a style that will reach out to a wide book readership.