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The Resource Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne, Ian W. Shaw

Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne, Ian W. Shaw

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Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne
Title
Murder at dusk
Title remainder
how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne
Statement of responsibility
Ian W. Shaw
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Language
eng
Summary
Far away from any World War II battlefront, the citizens of Melbourne lived in fear of a serial killer - the Brownout Strangler. May 1942: Melbourne was torn between fearing Japanese invasion and revelling in the carnival atmosphere brought by the influx of 15,000 cashed-up American servicemen. But those US forces didn't guarantee safety. Not long after their arrival, the city would be gripped by panic when the body of a woman was found strangled, partially naked and brutally beaten. Six days later another woman was found dead and her body told the same horrific story. A murderer was stalking the streets. As women were warned not to travel alone, an intense manhunt ensued. Not long after a third woman was murdered, American soldier Eddie Leonski was arrested. A calculating psychopath, he had a twisted fascination with female voices, especially when they were singing . . . Acclaimed author Ian W. Shaw brings World War II Melbourne to life, and takes us into the mind of the Brownout Strangler, and a very different kind of terror
Summary
Far away from any World War II battlefront, the citizens of Melbourne were living in terror of a serial killer - the Brownout Strangler. May 1942, Melbourne is torn between fearing Japanese invasion and revelling in the carnival atmosphere brought by the influx of American servicemen. But it is a city that would be gripped by terror - a serial killer is on the loose in the darkened streets, and three women have already been brutally strangled. The killer is an American soldier, Eddie Leonski, who has a twisted fascination with female voices . . . especially when they are singing. After an intense manhunt, Leonski is arrested then tried in Melbourne and hanged at Pentridge Gaol. Acclaimed author Ian W. Shaw brings World War II Melbourne to life, and takes us into the mind of the Brownout Strangler, and a very different kind of war experience.
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10667370
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APLS
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Shaw, Ian W
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Leonski, Edward Joseph
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Murder
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how U.S. soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne
Label
Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne, Ian W. Shaw
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063408017
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780733640452
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1042195365
Label
Murder at dusk : how US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne, Ian W. Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063408017
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 320 pages
Isbn
9780733640452
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1042195365

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