Vikki's Books

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EBOOK VERSION

In the early 1950s, Rod Braybon’s father had died, leaving his mother with eight children she couldn’t care for. As a ward of the state, Rod was passed from institution to institution until he finally ended up at the notorious Bayswater Boys’ Home run by the Salvation Army.

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PAPERBACK VERSION

In the early 1950s, Rod Braybon’s father had died, leaving his mother with eight children she couldn’t care for. As a ward of the state, Rod was passed from institution to institution until he finally ended up at the notorious Bayswater Boys’ Home run by the Salvation Army.

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COPS

Vikki Petraitis has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police - and even accompanying them on active duty – to compile this collection of stories from the frontline of policing.

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CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONS

&Following the success of Forensics, Vikki Petraitis writes in-depth investigation stories about four of Australia’s most notorious cases, including the Russell Street bombing.

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FORENSICS

A fingerprint identifies a serial poisoner, a strange indentation in a caravan panel proves a hit-run driver's guilt, and a mass DNA screening flushes out a brutal criminal.

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ROCKSPIDER

Written with the head of the Victoria Police Child Exploitation Squad, Inspector Chris O’Connor, this book contains a series of stories about different types of people who offend against children. On the reading list of a number of schools and training facilities, Rockspider is the first time that facts and figures have been compiled in Victoria on the nature of paedophiles and how they operate. A must-read for parents and people who work with children.

$AUD19.95 (inc Tax)

THE FRANKSTON MURDERS

In 1993, the unthinkable happened – a serial killer began killing young women on the streets around Frankston. Read the incredible story about the hunt and capture of Paul Denyer, the 21-year-old responsible, and the lives that were ruined as a result of his crimes.

 

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$AUD29.95 (inc Tax)

 

 THE GREAT JOHN COLEMAN

Legendary Essendon footballer, John Coleman had a short but stellar career in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He is remembered each year with the awarding of the Coleman Medal for the leading player who kicks the most goals in the season.

$AUD10.00 (inc Tax)

 

 VICTIMS, CRIMES & INVESTIGATORS

Vikki Petraitis approached police from a number of different squads and divisions and asked for their best story. This book is the result. Cops from Fingerprints, the Rape Squad, Homicide and the Drug Squad and the Police Air Wing all tell their incredible stories.

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THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER

In September 1986, a young farmhand called Beth Barnard is found murdered in her home on Phillip Island – an idyllic community known more for its penguin parade than murder. The plot thickens when detectives remove the doona covering her body and find a huge letter A carved into her chest…

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