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  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760893002
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $34.99

Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide's Family Murders




Only one suspect has been charged and convicted for The Family Murders of Adelaide, the City of Corpses. Award-winning investigative journalist, Debi Marshall, interrogates these long cold cases.

Debi Marshall believes it is time to expose all messy business that lies behind the sophisticated facade of Adelaide. The bodies in the barrel, the body in the deep freeze, the bodies in the Torrens, the disappearance of the Beaumont children - Debi brings these crimes together as she goes places most writers will not go, putting herself face-to-face with psychopaths and in front of top cops, scientists and judiciary.

After the Foxtel and podcast series, Frozen Lies aired, many sources revealed new information that lead to Debi returning to South Australia to read court transcripts, follow up untapped leads and conduct some spine-chilling interviews.

This book takes aim at some big targets from government, public service and the judiciary and will for the first time reveal details provided by confidential sources.

  • Published: 31 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781760893002
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Debi Marshall

Debi Marshall is a journalist, producer for television and author who lives in Hobart. As a reporter and writer, Debi Marshall specialises in true crime. She has written eight books. Each combines her excellent storytelling skills with her forensic approach to accurate research.
Her book, Justice in Jeopardy, helped overturn Australia’s double jeopardy laws. At all times, despite frequent personal danger and threats, she has been motivated to seek truth and justice and has worked with the highest ethical considerations to tell dark and challenging stories.
Her book on the notorious Snowtown serial murders, Killing for Pleasure, won the 2007 Ned Kelly award for Best True Crime.
Debi Marshall always sets out to establish a bond of trust with victims and their families, and with witnesses who came forward to tell her their stories.
Working as a producer with Channel 7’s Sunday Night program she investigated the Family Court Murders of 1980 – 1985. Then conducted further research to write The Family Court Murders. Leonard Warwick was subsequently arrested over these matters.
Debi has also been a tutor in journalism at the University of Technology, Sydney and as a teacher of media at college. Her other books include The House of Hancock and The Devil's Garden. Her books have twice been long-listed for a Walkley Award.
Debi Marshall won a Walkley Leadership Award in 2015.

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