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The Resource Certain admissions : a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets, Gideon Haigh

Certain admissions : a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets, Gideon Haigh

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Certain admissions : a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets
Title
Certain admissions
Title remainder
a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets
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Gideon Haigh
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Language
eng
Summary
Who killed Beth Williams? On a warm evening in December 1949, two young people met by chance under the clocks at Melbourne's Flinders Street railway station and decided upon a spontaneous night on the town. The next morning, one of them, twenty-year-old typist Beth Williams, was found dead on Middle Park beach. When police arrested the other, Australians were transfixed: twenty-four year-old John Bryan Kerr was a son of the establishment -- a suave and handsome commercial radio star educated at Scotch College.There were three 'sensational' trials after which Kerr was sentenced to hang, based on an unsigned confession. Amidst a frenzy of public outcry his sentence was subsequently commuted to twenty years imprisonment. Kerr always maintained his innocence and became a Pentridge celebrity and poster boy for rehabilitation. More than fifty years after the event another man confessed on his deathbed to the crime, and two other unsolved murders, outing himself as an untried serial killer. But could he be believed? Compelling and brilliantly evoked, Certain Admissions is stranger than any crime fiction. It's a real-life story of murder, corruption, blood ties and social history that will leave you guessing long after the final page
Summary
On a warm evening in December 1949, two young people met by chance under the clocks at Melbourne's Flinders Street railway station and decided upon a spontaneous night on the town. The next morning, one of them, twenty-year-old typist Beth Williams, was found dead on Middle Park beach. When police arrested the other, Australians were transfixed: twenty-four year-old John Bryan Kerr was a son of the establishment - a suave and handsome commercial radio star educated at Scotch College. Kerr always maintained his innocence and became a Pentridge celebrity and poster boy for rehabilitation. More than fifty years after the event another man confessed on his deathbed to the crime, and two other unsolved murders, outing himself as an untried serial killer. But could he be believed?
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Writing style
Award
Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10446870
Cataloging source
ANL
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Haigh, Gideon
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Williams, Beth
  • Kerr, John Bryan
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Criminal investigation
  • False imprisonment
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
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a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets
Label
Certain admissions : a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets, Gideon Haigh
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published June 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054887672
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670078318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)903895123
Label
Certain admissions : a beach, a body and a lifetime of secrets, Gideon Haigh
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published June 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054887672
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780670078318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)903895123

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