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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760554156
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/06/2018
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / True crime
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Pages: 464
  • Price: $34.99

Nurses and neighbours, partners and parents - all murderers who shocked Australia with the severity of their crimes. But what makes them tick?

Society couple Michael O'Neill and Stuart Rattle had it all - their lavish country property, their interior design business - until Michael bludgeoned Stuart to death with a cooking pan. Akon Guode intentionally drove into a lake, leaving three of her children trapped in the car to drown. Geoff Hunt, pillar of the local community, shot dead his wife and their three children before killing himself. From feuds on the farm to the infamous Lindt Café Siege in Sydney, Mind Behind the Crime profiles Australia's most horrific, and often most unlikely, killers.

Renowned psychologist Dr Helen McGrath and prolific journalist Cheryl Critchley, authors of the bestselling Why Did They Do It?, join forces again to unpack the crimes and discover the personality disorders of the perpetrators. They use psychoanalysis and scientific methodology to uncover the circumstances and motives of our country's most notorious murderers, and to really understand the mind behind the crime.

Author Information

Professor Helen McGrath has worked for many years as a psychologist in both a hospital setting and in private practice. She is currently an adjunct professor at both Deakin University and RMIT University. She is the author/co-author of twenty-two books for psychologists, other professionals and the general community, including Bounce Back!, Difficult Personalities and Friends.

Cheryl Critchley is a respected Melbourne investigative journalist with thirty years' experience on a range of publications. She is the author of six books on topics as diverse as AFL football, parenting and Melbourne Zoo's first baby elephant. She now writes and edits for a range of publications, volunteers with the AFL Fans Association, and works as a communications professional.

AUTHOR EVENTS

18 November 2018

Walkley Award winner George Megalogenis uses the nation's obsession with sport as a vehicle to discuss society and culture, politics, and law. See him at the Dome in conversation with Cheryl Critchley at Word For Word Non-Fiction Festival. Adult: $22 Concession: $18.50

11:30 AM

Geelong Library
51 Little Malop Street GEELONG VIC 3220

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18 November 2018

In conversation at Word For Word Non-Fiction Festival, with Jennifer Kloester, investigative journalist Cheryl Critchley and psychologist Professor Helen McGrath take a scalpel to the inner workings of some of Australia's worst killers. Adult: $22 Concession: $18.50

2:30 PM

Geelong Library
51 Little Malop Street GEELONG VIC 3220

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