In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shootout featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s this book features stories of true crimes that shocked and thrilled the Australian public. Meet Baldy, the down-and-out swagman, ratted out and murdered by his mate Curly in late nineteenth-century Victoria; Percival William Budd, who proclaimed his innocence to the end, smiling at the hangman as he went to his death; and the glamorous Kathleen Biliski, whose outfits and beauty were reported on by a breathless press, while she mourned her murdered lover.
Published as pulp fiction in the early 1950s, and luridly illustrated, the original 'Famous Detective Stories' catalogued murders, love triangles, great escapes, slave trading and robberies. Here, each story is followed by the often sensationalist newspaper cuttings of the time, which report every gruesome detail of the crime with relish.