The Gatton Murders: A True Story of Lust, Vengeance and Vile Retribution

The Gatton Murders: A True Story of Lust, Vengeance and Vile Retribution

by Stephanie Bennett

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Overview

BOXING DAY, 1898. Three members of the Murphy family - Michael, Ellen and Norah — are returning to the family farm after a trip in to Gatton, a small town west of Brisbane. On a deserted, moonlit road a few miles out of town they are ambushed. Their horse is killed and the three young people are taken to a remote paddock where the women are brutally raped and bludgeoned to death, and Michael is shot.

By the time the police arrived the following day, locals had swarmed all over the crime scene, obliterating the evidence. What followed was a hopelessly bungled investigation and the crime remained unsolved. Fear and mistrust rocked the farming community, and theories about the perpetrator abounded. Was this the work of a sex-crazed tramp? Could a member of the Murphy family have been involved, or was revenge the motive?

Stephanie Bennett's detailed examination of this baffling crime brings a new and disturbing theory to the surface. The result is a chilling and challenging whodunit.

Stephanie Bennett has spent many years scouring the available archival material, interviewing relatives of suspects and victims and visiting far flung areas of Queensland to give this account of the motives and suspects of this, Queensland’s most infamous unsolved murder

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780987539526
Publisher: Stephanie Bennett
Publication date: 10/21/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 134
File size: 3 MB

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