Belanglo: The Next Chapter


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By Roger Maynard
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 272
Book Size 237 x 168 x 21 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1 Dec 2010
Subject Classification True stories / True crime

It's August 2010 and Ivan Milat is sitting in his cell when he hears about the latest discovery of a skeleton in the Belanglo State Forest. Is this eighth body yet another victim of his?

It is more than 14 years since one of Australia's worst serial killers was jailed for the rest of his natural life for the murder of seven young backpackers. Two British, three German and two Australian backpackers were slaughtered in Belanglo State Forest. Roger Maynard's chilling inside story of the crime which shocked the world takes a fresh look at the case and the long-held theory that there were two killers. Maynard retraces the investigation and the trial and some of the key players for their thoughts on what really took place in Belanglo two decades ago. This updated account of the original story also looks at what's happened to Ivan Milat since he was found guilty and incarcerated in the Supermax Wing of Goulburn Jail. Self mutilation, several appeals and confessions to inmates are covered. The questions remain. How many more people did he kill? Did he have an accomplice? These and other critical issues are examined in Maynard's devastating profile of the Australian whose reign of terror shocked the world.

Roger Maynard

Roger Maynard is a former Australia correspondent for CNBC Asia, The London Times, The Daily Express and the South China Morning Post. Before moving to Australia 23 years ago he worked for BBC Radio and Television in the UK. His other books include Where Peter? an exhaustive investigation into the disappearance of Peter Falconio in the Australian outback; Fatal Flaw, a definitive account of the Norfolk Island murder; Life At The Top, a portrait of some of Australia best known business leaders; and Hell Heroes, the forgotten story of the worst P.O.W. camp in Japan.