The Scene of the CrimeBook - 2015
"A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what happened and exactly how: these are issues of psychology and the soul, they're general to the human condition, with its infinite capacity to cause pain. A brutal murder of a wife and daughter. A meth-fuelled Samurai sword attack. A banker tangled in a hit-and-run scandal. A top cop accused of rape. A murder in the Outback. A beloved entertainer's fall from grace. In the hands of award-winning journalist and author Steve Braunias these and other extraordinary cases become more than just courtroom dramas and sensational headlines. They become a window on to another world, the one where things go badly wrong, where once invisible lives become horrifyingly visible, where the strangeness just beneath the surface is revealed. Acutely observed, brilliantly written, and with the Mark Lundy case as its riveting centrepiece, this collection from the courts and criminal files of the recent past depicts a place we rarely enter, but which exists all around us"--Publisher's information.
Publisher: Auckland :, HarperCollins Publishers,, 2015.
Branch Call Number: u-nz---
Characteristics: 312 pages ;,24 cm.
Notes: ''Twelve extraordinary true stories of crime and punishment"--Cover.
From Library Staff
Donna's picks: The combination of Steve Braunias' wordsmith powers and his acute observation of detail are powerful. When those skills focus on New Zealand crime stories - wow. Unputdownable.