In 1996 Robin read a newspaper report about the alleged suicide of Victorian country housewife Jennifer Tanner. Guessing there might be a book in the ‘story behind the news’, she closed her PR business for a year and wrote a best seller, Blind Justice, now in its eighth reprint. She has written a bestseller almost every year since. During her career as an investigative writer she also obtained a private investigator’s licence. Some of the cases she was involved in inspired her novels, The Curse of the Golden Yo-Yo and Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece. Widely recognised as Australia’s foremost true crime writer, Robin is also a national convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia.
‘Robin Bowles relentless investigation, including over 50 hours spent interviewing Bradley Murdoch, reveals not only the complexities of a case investigated over thousands of kilometres, but realities of people and places which are almost alien to those of us who hug the green shores around the dead centre and populate that landscape with our deepest fears and worst imaginings,’ Katrina Beard presenting the Davitt Award for true crime to Dead Centre, 2006.
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Taken In Contempt
Now in its 3rd edition this world authority on International Parental Child Abduction by Robin Bowles crosses borders and boundaries that have not previously been explored.
Imagine returning to your home one day to find your partner had disappeared with your child or children. This happens all too often. It tells parents' gripping stories of loss, heart-break and danger as they try to find them.
A bullying and sexually abusing father produced videos of his terrified 5 year old daughter for over 5 years to sell internationally to satisfy a network of child porn lovers. Read here in short but gripping detail how Bart Huskey met his match at the hands of cops in cyberspace.
Police Line - Do Not Cross
Is there one law for those at the top and a different one for those at the front line? This story describes how a young, dedicated and straight cop was driven from his career because he crossed the line. But with a degree of poetic justice in the end, those who persecuted him eventually faced their own career-defining dramas.
Is the law just? A father’s relentless search for the reason his healthy daughter died in sudden and unexplained circumstances does not deliver justice to him or his family. Instead, this story describing his quest reveals bureaucratic bungling, confusing opinions, heartbreak and more deaths.
The perfect murder? This short story romp about lust for money, hatred of the one who provides it and getting away with murder (and the money) is a fiction must read for murder buffs.
Rough Justice 2nd Edition
Examines the question at the heart of our criminal justice. In this hard hitting book, Robin Bowles looks at the Australian Justice system and some of the major criminal investigations and judgements that have major questions still hanging over them.
When British tourist Peter Falconio vanished at night in the heart of the outback in 2001, it made front page news around the world.
Falconio’s disappearance ignited a massive police hunt. Thirteen months later Bradley Murdoch, a drifter arrested for an unrelated crime in South Australia was charged with Peter’s murder and the attack on Joanne Lees. Many questions remain.
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