The vanishing of Peter Falconio
|Paperback / softback
|320 mm (H x W x D)
|New Holland Publishers
|7 Jan 2024
|True stories / True crime
The story Joanne Lees subsequently told spread a chill among backpackers everywhere and launched Australia’s most intense manhunt in living memory. A cool, calculating killer had tricked her and her boyfriend Peter Falconio into stopping their campervan on an isolated stretch of highway. He shot Falconio, leaving the stain of the Englishman’s blood on the road, but Joanne managed to escape and hide in the undergrowth.
But was her account entirely accurate? What secrets was she holding back? And where was Falconio’s body? Award-winning journalist Richard Shears has covered the incredible story from the time it broke through to the dramatic trial of Bradley Murdoch, who was accused of Falconio’s murder.
Richard Shears has written 30 or so books encompassing fiction, true crime and general non-fiction. His recent non-fiction books include Bloodstain: the Vanishing of Peter Falconio and Wildlife Warrior: the Life of Steve Irwin. He has travelled the world as a journalist.