Sue Bursztynski grew up in the beachside suburbs of Melbourne, where she still lives. For many years, she wrote ﬁction and non-ﬁction for small-press science ﬁction magazines before she won the Mary Grant Bruce Award for children’s literature and realised that what she enjoyed most was writing for young people. She has written nine books, one of which, Potions to Pulsars: Women Doing Science, was a Notable Book in the Children’s Book Council Awards. Another, Starwalkers: Explorers of the Unknown, was nominated for the NSW Premier’s History Award. When not writing, Sue works in a school in Melbourne’s western suburbs. She enjoys reading, music, handcraft and old science-ﬁction movies.
Crime Time – Australians Behaving Badly is a collection of true Australian crime stories ranging from bushrangers such as Ned Kelly and Mad Dan Morgan through to serial killers, fraudsters and modern celebrity criminals. Crime Time contains details of the crimes, biographical details, portraits by Louise Prout and interesting trivia in Did You Know boxes.