Broken Lives


Eric Edgar Cooke was the last man to hang in Western Australia. Between 1958 and his capture in September 1963, Cooke committed 22 murders and attempted murders that forever changed the face of Perth from a friendly big country town to a city of suspicion and fear. His fantasies and delusions led him to commit a series of sexual perversions and crimes, including theft, deliberate hit-and-runs, vicious attacks on women in their beds and murder - by shooting, stabbing and strangling. When two innocent men were convicted and jailed for crimes committed by Cooke, journalist Estelle Blackburn began an exhaustive investigation which lasted six years. 'Broken Lives' is the award-winning, compelling and read more

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ISBN:

9781740640732

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

21cm x 13cm

RRP:

$32.99

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

03 May 2002

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Estelle Blackburn