ROBERT REID – Crime Writer and Investigative Journalist

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Under a Dark Moon

Cape York Murders

The new edition of UNDER A DARK MOON has been revised and updated. This edition includes a new chapter, THE CAPE YORK MURDERS, an investigative report on a brutal double murder that shocked the nation. On 5 June 2003, fisherman Bevin Simmonds and his 10-year-old son Brad, went missing while checking shark nets off the west coast of Cape York Peninsula. They were never seen again.

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$30

Third Party to Murder

Double Murder Mystery

This two-part book is the result of my ongoing investigation into the deaths of two women near Atherton, north Queensland, in 1991. The book is a chilling narrative of a murder mystery that continues to grip the nation, and proves once again the adage that sometimes “truth is stranger than fiction”.

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$35

Patanela is Missing

Sunk Without a Trace

In 1993 Reid co-authored (with journalist Paul Whittaker) PATANELA IS MISSING, an investigative account of Australia’s greatest sea mystery. Patanela, a 19-metre steel schooner, vanished without trace while approaching Sydney Harbour in November 1988. But Patanela was one of the sturdiest yachts afloat and was famous for her Antarctic voyages and circumnavigations of the globe.

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Croc

The Crocodile a Killing Machine

It’s a cry that sends shivers of fear through anyone within earshot. One of the planet’s most dangerous predators, the estuarine or saltwater crocodile, has claimed Cape York as its territory for millions of years, perhaps as long as the land itself has existed.

And of the different species of crocodile that inhabit the world’s tropics today, the Australian saltwater crocodile is known as the largest and most aggressive. It has remained unchanged during its long reign on earth because of one single factor – it is instinctively a killing machine with immense power and the ability to stalk its prey with deadly patience.

CROC!

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$35

Shark

SHARK! Beware!

Beach lovers around the world shudder in fear and scramble from the water if they hear that shouted word. It carries a chill of terror, that death is nearby and waiting. Or injuries so shocking that the mind recoils from the thought.

This book chronicles shark attacks both on Australia’s fatal shores and overseas. It also records miraculous escapes – some so bizarre they defy belief, and some that display extraordinary courage in the face of extreme peril.

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$35

Legends of Australia's Wild North

Remote north Queensland has long been a region of Australia that has attracted pioneers, adventurers, eccentrics, and a ragtag assortment of knockabout characters who seek a place to be themselves, to be accepted, and to bypass the rules of modern society – and sometimes to break those rules.
Queenslander, Barry Peterson, trained a guerrilla force of mountain fighters in Vietnam, leading them in daring raids against the Viet Cong enemy. For his courage and patriotism he was marked by the American CIA for assassination, narrowly escaping with his life.

Noel Vonhoff was a mercenary fighter pilot in the bloody Biafran war, the only Australian to fly a Russian MiG-17 aircraft in combat. He recounts his astonishing feats of skill and bravery in the skies over Africa.

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$30

The Search - Front Cover

In August 1991, the bodies of north Queensland women, Vicki Arnold and Julie-Anne Leahy, were found on an isolated bush track at Cherry Tree Creek, 15 kilometres from the town of Atherton. After a hasty examination of the crime scene, police deemed the killings to be a murder-suicide at the hands of Arnold, who, in a frenzy of madness, was said to have killed her best friend and then herself.

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$45

 

 

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