"Constructed with superb craftsmanship, written with precision and tough humour, and with an extraordinary story to tell, it seems certain to enjoy a long life." TLS "The book is suffused with a wonderfully achieved sense of menace. Events are quietly encircled with by a mysterious menace, most obviously suggested by the "murder" of the subtitle, which refers to a serial killer who terrorises suburban Perth during the 1950s..." Guardian "A darkly witty memoir of sex, death and hypocrisy in small-town Australia." Daily Telegraph
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From 1959-64, Eric Cooke, a prowler turned multiple murderer was held in dread by middle-class Perth, Australia. This is Robert Drewe's personal memoir of that time, an unforgettable portrait of one boy's coming of age and the haunting anatomy of a serial killer, unwittingly employed by the author's father.About the Author:
Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne, grew up in Western Australia and now mainly lives in Sydney. He is the author of two short story collections and five novels, including the critically acclaimed THE DROWNER which has won seven major literary prizes. His work has been widely transtated and has been adapted for film, television and radio.
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