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Author Talk – True Crime: Inside stories with Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis

June 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Robin Bowles and Vikki Petraitis have investigated some of the highest criminal profile cases from recent times (serial killer Paul Denyer, Jaidyn Leskie, Jennifer Tanner, Paul Dale and many more). In this talk, Robin and Vikki will discuss some of their most famous true-crime stories.

Robin Bowles is known as Australia’s True Crime Queen’, and since 1998 has written 11 best-selling true crime books and two fiction, based on her ‘escapades’ as a licence private investigator. Her books include an investigation into the death of Jennifer Tanner and the definitive books on the Jaidyn Leskie murder and the disappearance of British backpacker, Peter Falconio, which won the inaugural true crime Davitt Award in 2006. Robin lives and writes in Melbourne, but she travels all over Australia researching interesting crimes for her books. Her books are widely read, by crime aficionados, the legal fraternity and even the police!  She is a Life Member of Sisters i n Crime. Her latest book is Into the Darkness: the mysterious death of Phoebe Handsjuk (Scribe): www.robinbowles.com.au


Vikki Petraitis is a true-crime author who has written about serial killers, gangland murders, detectives, and police dogs. She is currently working on a biography of Brian ‘The Skull’ Murphy, known once as Australia’s toughest cop. She appears on panels, and contributes the occasional article to the Australian Police Journal. She judges the annual Bayside Literary Festival’s adult creative writing competition, and for two years running, has been one of the judges for the Ned Kelly Awards. Vikki runs creative regular writing courses for the Bayside Libraries. And until one cold and fateful evening last year, she was undefeated in comic debating. She is a former Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor.

Free but please book: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/author-talk-true-crime-inside-stories-with-robin-bowles-and-vikki-petraitis-tickets-33878512543#tickets



Wonthaggi Library
Murray Street
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995 Australia
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