Walsh Street : The Cold-Blooded Killings That Shocked Australia
On 11 October 1988, two young policemen, Constables Steven Tynan and Damian Eyre, responded to a call from a resident on Walsh Street, South Yarra, who reported a white Commodore parked in the middle of the road. The two policemen were ambushed and killed in cold blood. Police investigators pulled out all stops to find the killers, for an astounding two-and-a-half years. Then the men they found were acquitted. The police's case against the two brothers and two friends of their family had fallen apart. In Walsh Street, Australia's most famous criminal family comes to life: Kath Pettingill, the fierce matriarch; her eldest son, Dennis, drug dealer and killer; her daughter, Vicki, a protected police witness; her youngest, Trevor, and her other son Victor Peirce, two of the four men charged with the murders; and her grandson Jason - harassed by Kath's dogs and the family's enemies alike. Includes a new foreword from the author with updates on all the major players.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 130 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
- 01 Dec 2010
- Melbourne University Press
- Victory Books
- Melbourne, Australia
- 16 b/w pages
"As compelling as it is frightening." --"Sunday Age" "The effect is like watching a well-scripted, intensely visual TV documentary." --"Australian"
About Tom Noble
Tom Noble is the author of the bestselling true crime books Untold Violence and Neddy, and is co-author of I, Mick Gatto.