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  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143568544
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Double Life of Herman Rockefeller




Rockefeller has taken some answers to the grave, but Hilary Bonney takes us right inside the world of the killers and behind the scenes of the investigation to bring us the story of the multimillionaire who fell from grace.

'He had all the money in the world. He could have hired a hooker . . . He could have bought a whole whorehouse rather than see us. What was his problem?'

In January 2010 a law-abiding, church-going father of two from Melbourne's leafy eastern suburbs steps off a plane and disappears. An intense police investigation uncovers the shocking truth: Herman Rockefeller met with a pair of swingers – and alcoholic single mum and her rubbish-collector boyfriend – and the visit cost him his life.

Was the respectable, successful businessman leading a double life? What drove the killers over the edge? How did the two very different worlds of swingers and victim connect in the first place?

Hilary Bonney takes us right inside the lives of the killers and behind the scenes of the investigation to uncover the mystery of the multimillionaire who fell from grace.

'Highly readable.' Sydney Morning Herald

  • Published: 2 January 2013
  • ISBN: 9780143568544
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Hilary Bonney

Hilary Bonney is author of the acclaimed book The Society Murders, which has also been adapted for television. She is a Melbourne-based barrister with extensive experience in criminal law, including working as a prosecuting solicitor at the DPP. Hilary teaches at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, and was a story consultant for ABC TV's Crownies.

Awards & recognition

Davitt Awards

Longlisted  •  2013  •  Best True Crime

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