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  • Published: 1 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9781741664669
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Devil's Garden

The Claremont Serial Killings




In the mid-1990s, three girls went missing within a short space of time after visiting nightclubs in Claremont WA.

In the mid-1990s, three girls went missing within a short space of time after visiting nightclubs in Claremont WA.

The State of Western Australia was in shock. Claremont is a salubrious suburb of Perth. Three lovely young women disappearing from relatively safe streets without a trace was very disturbing. The investigation has continued full-time over ten years, the biggest in the history of the WA Police. And it is now Australia's longest-running and most expensive murder investigation.

Controversy surrounding the Claremont killings has not faded with time. There are a number of suspects. Bodies of two of the three missing women have been found. But what about all those other young women in Western Australia who have not been seen for years. Are they also victims of the Claremont serial killer?

Debi Marshall looks critically at the police investigations and 16 other disappearances in Western Australia. She talks to everyone involved from forensic investigators, criminologists, the police, the media and the victims' parents. The results of her investigations should not be ignored.

  • Pub date: 1 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9781741664669
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

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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