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Clan Destine Press is the home of the Crime Shots series of short eBooks featuring riveting, insightful, scary and intriguing accounts of Australian real crimes .
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A rare glimpse into the mind of convicted murderer Catherine Birnie - Australia's most notorious female serial killer. In the late 1980s, Catherine and her defacto partner David Birnie went on a killing spree that shocked and numbed the Western Australian community. In just six weeks they abducted, tortured, raped and murdered four Perth women, and were only caught when a fifth victim escaped and led police to the killers. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/dont-ever-call-me-helpless

A rare glimpse into the mind of convicted murderer Catherine Birnie - Australia's most notorious female serial killer. In the late 1980s, Catherine and her defacto partner David Birnie went on a killing spree that shocked and numbed the Western Australian community. In just six weeks they abducted, tortured, raped and murdered four Perth women, and were only caught when a fifth victim escaped and led police to the killers. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/dont-ever-call-me-helpless

When 23-year-old Beth Barnard was brutally murdered in a farmhouse in Phillip Island in 1986, her murder sparked an investigation that has haunted locals ever since. Her throat was cut, and she had a huge letter A carved into her chest. On the same night, another local woman, Vivienne Cameron, vanished off the face of the earth.  http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/mysterious-phillip-island-murder

When 23-year-old Beth Barnard was brutally murdered in a farmhouse in Phillip Island in 1986, her murder sparked an investigation that has haunted locals ever since. Her throat was cut, and she had a huge letter A carved into her chest. On the same night, another local woman, Vivienne Cameron, vanished off the face of the earth. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/mysterious-phillip-island-murder

Rod Braybon endured years of ill-treatment at the hands of the Salvation Army, then spent a life-time repressing the memories that haunted him. Finally, after seeing a chance article in a newspaper, Rod decided to speak out. His story created a nation-wide sensation and won a prestigious award for the journalist who broke it.  http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/remembering-things-past

Rod Braybon endured years of ill-treatment at the hands of the Salvation Army, then spent a life-time repressing the memories that haunted him. Finally, after seeing a chance article in a newspaper, Rod decided to speak out. His story created a nation-wide sensation and won a prestigious award for the journalist who broke it. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/remembering-things-past

On Father's Day in Australia in 2005, Robert Farquharson drove his car and three sons in a dam in country Victoria. The estranged husband and loving father was the only one to survive. A trial and subsequent appeal decided Farquharson deliberately killed his own children to punish his wife. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/i-got-shit-car

On Father's Day in Australia in 2005, Robert Farquharson drove his car and three sons in a dam in country Victoria. The estranged husband and loving father was the only one to survive. A trial and subsequent appeal decided Farquharson deliberately killed his own children to punish his wife. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/i-got-shit-car

An Aussie country doctor was working an ordinary Saturday morning shift when he was shot repeatedly by an armed and deluded man who simply needed to show any doctor he could find, just how upset he was with the world at large.  Random shootings like this are unusual in Australia and the bizarre unfairness of what happened to Dr Taylor did not end on the day he was shot. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/meaner-fiction

An Aussie country doctor was working an ordinary Saturday morning shift when he was shot repeatedly by an armed and deluded man who simply needed to show any doctor he could find, just how upset he was with the world at large. Random shootings like this are unusual in Australia and the bizarre unfairness of what happened to Dr Taylor did not end on the day he was shot. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/meaner-fiction

More than 35 years after one of Australia's most baffling and brazen child abductions, journalist John Allin returned to Adelaide to talk with Greg and Christine Gordon. In this compelling and deeply personal story, Allin tells how a simple but precious gift kept their daughter Kirste's disappearance high in his mind for so many years. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/kirstes-wine

More than 35 years after one of Australia's most baffling and brazen child abductions, journalist John Allin returned to Adelaide to talk with Greg and Christine Gordon. In this compelling and deeply personal story, Allin tells how a simple but precious gift kept their daughter Kirste's disappearance high in his mind for so many years. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/content/kirstes-wine

The brutal bashings of a five-year-old Cody Hutchings by his step-father promoted a major change in state legislation in Australia. After Stuart John McMaster was found guilty manslaughter, the Victorian State Government introduced the new offence of child homicide. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/ourbooks?vdt=books%7Ccrimeshots

The brutal bashings of a five-year-old Cody Hutchings by his step-father promoted a major change in state legislation in Australia. After Stuart John McMaster was found guilty manslaughter, the Victorian State Government introduced the new offence of child homicide. http://www.clandestinepress.com.au/ourbooks?vdt=books%7Ccrimeshots


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BESSIE BLOUNT: The King's Mistress by Elizabeth Norton, http://www.amazon.com/dp/1848688709/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_YAv0pb18WW43H

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Not sure yet but somebody said that Alison Weir is a far far better historical writer than Phillipa Gregory!  We shall see!

Not sure yet but somebody said that Alison Weir is a far far better historical writer than Phillipa Gregory! We shall see!

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This is the first of a trilogy. This one takes Arch Duchess Maria Antonia from Austrian spoiled child to a teen-aged Marie Antoinette struggling to find her place in the vicious French court.

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Historical expertise marries page-turning fiction in Alison Weir’s enthralling debut novel, breathing new life into one of the most significant and tumultuous periods of the English monarchy. It is the story of Lady Jane Grey–“the Nine Days’ Queen” –a fifteen-year-old girl who unwittingly finds herself at the center of the religious and civil unrest that nearly toppled the fabled House of Tudor during the sixteenth century.

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Four Sisters, All Queens.. This sounds wonderful-just up my alley

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