Cold Blood (previously released as Outside the Law #3) is the third collection of true crime essays edited by Lindy Cameron. This editions features renowned crime fiction and true crime writers like Robin Bowles, John Allin and Jacqui Horwood. My essay, The CSI Effect, about the impact of forensic TV on our juries, is in there as well!
Reviews of Outside the Law #3/Cold Blood
“…one minute you are frivolously enjoying stories of gangsters, happily cocooned in all the pop-culture resonances, but the next chapter throws at you something so obscene that you wonder if you want to keep reading…. the quality of the writing… is high.” Owen Richardson, The Age, 15 August 2009
“Expect to be moved to tears of sadness… that some of these monsters are never caught. But also expect to feel pride and admiration for trhe men and women who work so hard tro try to obtain justice…” Phyllis King, Stilletto Winter 2009 (Official magazine of Sisters In Crime Australia Inc)
“The good thing about this collection is the balance of stories, from the desperately sad and distressing, to the infuriating and the brazen, along with some very funny moments. None of the funny moments are overdone, belittling or cruel – but, in particular, the story of the newspaper roundsman has some laugh out loud moments as the antics are revealed. There are some touching moments as well – the story of journalist John Allin and the family of Kirste, kidnapped all those years ago in Adelaide as an example.” AustCrimeFiction.org
“Fascinating but not for the faint-hearted. Verdict: juicy.” Herald Sun, 19 September 2009
‘Outside the Law 2 and 3: Australian True Crime Stories’ are both great reads… I have no hesitation in recommending both books to readers of the Australian Police Journal.” – Greg Byrne, APJ newsletter December 2009
Find out about some of the other writers in Outside the Law 3