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Famous detective stories : true tales of Australian crime

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Famous detective stories : true tales of Australian crime
Title
Famous detective stories
Title remainder
true tales of Australian crime
Title variation
True tales of Australian crime
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Editor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s, this book features stories of true crimes that shocked and thrilled the Australian public. When pulp magazines first started leaping off the news stands and railway station book stands of Australia's cities in the 1930s, some decried them as evidence of moral and cultural decay and the opposition continued into the 1950s. But Famous Detective Stories, which first appeared in 1946,would go on to become bohemian literary entrepreneur Frank Johnson's most successful and longest-running title. Johnson had launched his comic book and pulp magazine publishing house in the void created by the wartime ban of imported American comics in 1940. He gathered around him moonlighting journalists, former police detectives and keen amateurs, who, armed with news clippings of infamous crimes, produced story after story for a reading public that couldn't get enough. Pocket-sized and easily read on public transport, the books were cheap entertainment, disposable and unpretentious. The tawdry, lurid covers tiptoed close to the censor's line and were designed to titillate. In this new book, stories of love triangles, murders, great escapes, slave trading and robberies are paired with newspaper cuttings of the crimes, allowing the reader to delve deeper into each case. The crimes aren't always bloody-a brawl over a church pew between a bad-tempered archdeacon and a newspaper editor in the 1820s involved church invasions and retaliatory libel suits and kept the public entertained for months-but the victims and perpetrators are always memorable
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10533610
Cataloging source
ANL
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Famous detective stories
Dewey number
364.994
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hartney, Amelia
  • National Library of Australia
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True
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  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime
  • Criminal behavior
  • Crime
  • True crime stories
Target audience
adult
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true tales of Australian crime
Label
Famous detective stories : true tales of Australian crime
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Editor: Amelia Hartney" -- back of title page
  • "Published as pulp fiction in the early 1950s, and luridly illustrated, the original Famous Detective Stories catalogued murders, love triangles, great escapes, slave trading and robberies. Here, each story is followed by the often sensationalist newspaper cuttings of the time, which report every gruesome detail of the crime with relish." -- back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055008762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780642278906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)913388604
Label
Famous detective stories : true tales of Australian crime
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Editor: Amelia Hartney" -- back of title page
  • "Published as pulp fiction in the early 1950s, and luridly illustrated, the original Famous Detective Stories catalogued murders, love triangles, great escapes, slave trading and robberies. Here, each story is followed by the often sensationalist newspaper cuttings of the time, which report every gruesome detail of the crime with relish." -- back cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055008762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9780642278906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)913388604

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