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  • Published: 2 February 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742286822
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 348

Red Centre, Dark Heart



Journey into Australia's heart of darkness...
. . . where life is lived by a different set of rules and it is easy for criminals to disappear into the vast landscape - and yet it can be difficult to remain anonymous. The worst aspects of human nature reveal themselves in the red centre.
Beginning with the chilling tale of convict and cannibal Alexander Pearce, Red Centre, Dark Heart explores historic and recent true-crime in the outback, including the Belango State Forest murders and the disappearance of Peter Falconio. Read these stories and you'll discover that Australia's dark heart is frighteningly close to home.
It's enough to make you run for the beach - Sunday Herald Sun

From the bestselling author of Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters, Outback Heroes and Outback Pioneers.

  • Published: 2 February 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742286822
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 348

About the author

Evan McHugh

Evan McHugh is a journalist who has written for newspapers, television and radio. His previous books include The Stockmen: The Making of an Australian Legend, Outback Stations, Bushrangers, The Drovers, Birdsville, Outback Pioneers, Outback Heroes and Shipwrecks: Australia's Greatest Maritime Disasters. Evan's book about true crime in the outback, Red Centre, Dark Heart, won the Ned Kelly Award for best non-fiction in 2008. He lives with his wife in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

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