In a new look at the history of Ferntree Gully Shire, local author Ray Peace, catalogues local tales of crimes and disappearances, from the early years of settlement to the post-war era. Whilst some murderers almost literally ‘got away with it’, others were not so fortunate. This compendium of criminality ranges over the comic to the tragic. Many well-known local families were peripherally involved in many cases. On some occasions, prominent local figures provided crucial evidence at the trial. Many of the cases unearth new details about local families, whose lives were enlivened by crimes of passion and jealousy.
Paperback, 98pp, 2021
Organisation: Knox Historical Society