City of Evil: The Truth About Adelaide's Strange and Violent Underbelly
They call Adelaide the city of churches. What they forget is that every church has a graveyard - and every graveyard is full of skeletons. Adelaide, an elegantly designed, civilised city, where the inhabitants are known for their love of the arts, good food and fine wine, is also the place where many of Australia's most bizarre and macabre crimes have taken place.The cases in this book show that Adelaide truly does have another side: from the murder of a transvestite, pro-wrestling truck driver by his two lesbian lodgers (who worked as prostitutes) during an argument over a camera; to the prosecution of an elderly couple by the RSPCA for keeping, in frightful conditions and almost starved to death, a collection of 120 stray dogs and six pigs.This book is more than a collection of some of the most attention-grabbing, shocking and puzzling cases from the past ten years: it also looks at why it might be that so many have happened in this sunny, conservative, unassuming state capital.
They call Adelaide the 'city of churches'. What they forget is that every church has a graveyard - and every graveyard is full of skeletons.
'Sean Fewster discovers that a dark truth lurks behind Adelaide's murder capital myth' [Adelaide Advertiser] 'a collection of macabre murders, rapes, torture and robbery, all occurring in Adelaide, the "City of Churches"...sensational and gruesome.' [Courier Mail] 'This book is not for the squeamish, but if you love true crime stories then this is right up there with the best of them
Sean Fewster is a well-known journalist in Adelaide - and for the past ten years has been the court reporter for the ADELAIDE ADVERTISER. This is his first book.