This is a carefully curated and updated collection of 10 of Andrew Rules best Australian true crime and corruption stories. Compelling, unsettling, and 100% true, Rule takes the reader inside some of the most famous crimes ever committed on our shores, the cases that gripped and shocked the nation. Dying on Easey Street: The 1977 murders of Suzanne Armstrong and Susan Bartlett in Collingwood, Melbourne have gone unsolved to the present day. Billy The Texan Longley: One of few to survive the Melbourne dock wars that infl icted more casualties than the Eureka Rebellion around 40 men dead and many more wounded during a decade that spawned the now-notorious saying, We catch and kill our own. Girls who like bad boys: Sylvia Radev, Roberta Williams, Judy Moran ...women married to the mob. Still looking for the Beaumont Children: In 2017 Jim and Nancy Beaumont turned 91 and 89. For more than 50 years they have woken every day to face the nightmare that their three children vanished from a crowded beach on Australia Day, 1966
Since starting on a country newspaper in 1975, Andrew Rule has worked on three metropolitan newspapers and in radio and television production. He has variously written, co-written, edited and published many books, including the Underbelly true crime series and the Chopper series, which inspired the successful feature film. Rule has won many awards including a Gold Walkley, the Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of The Year award twice and the Melbourne Press Club's Golden Quill twice. He wrote feature stories for Good Weekend magazine for several years and was a deputy editor at The Sunday Age from 2007 until returning to the Herald Sun as associate editor in 2011. He is currently a columnist and feature writer, specializing in investigative stories, and in the last four years has covered everything from the Christchurch earthquake, the Japanese tsunami, the London Olympics, the Melbourne Cup and the Australian army's last weeks in Afghanistan. He wrote the best-selling biography of media mogul Kerry Stokes released in late 2014 and is a regular crime correspondent on Radio MMM.