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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

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Think nothing ever happens in your town? Australia's suburbs are home to some of the most mysterious and disturbing true crime cases in the world.

Meshel Laurie is a true crime obsessive. Emily Webb is a true crime author. And together with expert interviews with writers, victims, investigators and perpetrators, they probe the underbelly of our towns and suburbs, and uncover the darkness at the heart of Australian life.

    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Ram Tiwary: The miscarriage of justice you’ve probably never heard of - #140

    Author Liz Porter, Author of Crime Scene Asia, tells us the unbelievable and disturbing case of Sydney-based Singaporean student Ram Tiwary who spent eight years in a NSW jail for a double murder that he didn't commit.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 140:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Liz Porter 
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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    • 57 min
    Arson. - #139

    Arson. - #139

    “Two things can be true at once,” and arson is part in Australia’s bushfire story.


    Dr Troy McEwan is an associate professor in clinical and forensic psychology at Monash university. Her research is focussed on the assessment and treatment of stalking, domestic violence and arson.
     
    Chloe Hooper, author of excellent books The Arsonist and The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island.


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 139:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Dr Troy McEwan and Chloe Hooper
    Like us on Facebook ​
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Fiona’s fight to find her husband Bruce’s body - #138

    Fiona’s fight to find her husband Bruce’s body - #138

    Fiona Splitt started an intense advocacy campaign in Queensland to have the "no body, no parole" legislation introduced after the murder of her partner Bruce Schuler in 2012. Bruce was gold fossicking in the remote Palmerville Station area in Cape York, Australia when he was murdered. His body has never been found and a rogue, outback couple Stephen and Dianne Struber were convicted of his murder.


    Thanks to Fiona’s immense efforts The “no body, no parole” legislation was introduced. The Strubers will never be released from prison because they deny they murdered Bruce. 


    Fiona still holds hope Bruce's remains will be found and continues to push for information so she can bring Bruce home. Fiona tells us about her latest step in her quest to find Bruce. 


    Previously we spoke with author Robert Reid who wrote about the case in his book Murder on the River of Gold (episode 122).


    Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.


    Show notes for Episode 138
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Fiona Splitt 
    More about the case at the Justice for Bruce Schuler Facebook Group
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    Purchase Murder on the River of Gold in our Bookshop or Visit our Bookshop
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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    • 34 min
    Who Killed Leanne Holland Pt 2 - Graham Stafford Interview #137

    Who Killed Leanne Holland Pt 2 - Graham Stafford Interview #137

    Graham Stafford served 15 years for the brutal rape and murder of his girlfriend's 12-year-old sister Leanne. The conviction was overturned in 2009, but Stafford is still locked in a legal battle with the QLD Police Service to have a report into their handling of the case made public.


    In the meantime he still faces scepticism and innuendo, including from a controversial episode of Channel 7's recently axed Sunday night program.


    Patrons will receive an extra episode in coming weeks, in which Graham speaks specifically about the notorious Sunday Night "ambush."
    Show notes for Episode 137:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Graham Stafford
    For more about the case:
    https://whokilledleanneholland.com/blog/
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening!
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    • 55 min
    Who Killed Leanne Holland? Part 1 - #136

    Who Killed Leanne Holland? Part 1 - #136

    12-year-old Leanne Holland was brutally raped and murdered in Ipswich, QLD in 1991. Her sister's boyfriend, Graham Stafford was convicted of the crime, but he maintains his innocence, and the investigation has been found wanting.
    Robin Bowles included his story in her book Rough Justice, and she joins us to talk us through the case.
    NEXT WEEK, Graham Stafford joins us.
    Show notes for Episode 136:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Robin Bowles
    For more about the case:
    https://whokilledleanneholland.com/blog/
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Visit our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify
    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening!
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    Shirley Finn, Dirty Girl - #135

    Shirley Finn, Dirty Girl - #135

    Perth Brothel owner Shirley Finn's 1975 unsolved murder looms large over the city, with men at the highest levels of government and policing suspected of involvement. Journalist Juliet Wills, author of Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn, joins us.
    Show notes for Episode 135:
    Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
    With thanks to Juliet Wills
    For more about the campaign to get the palace letters released: https://chuffed.org/project/release-the-palace-letters
    Like us on Facebook ​
    Follow us on Instagram or Twitter
    Support us on Patreon
    Purchase Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn in our Bookshop
    Listen on Apple Podcasts
    Listen on Google Podcasts
    Listen on Spotify
    If you have any information on the cases covered by this podcast, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
    Thank you for listening!
    For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

Lindi P 13 ,

Totally Addictive, in a healthy way

Totally worth a binge listen.

12465346 ,

So good!

Love this podcasts. The hosts are so empathetic and great interviewers! Really interesting guests and stories! Would love to see some future episodes be like a few of the old ones you did with Narelle where she took us through a case and how they found the perp. xx

louloudee ,

Victim blaming

I was interested to hear the interview with the guy who had been charged with domestic violence against his partner who had turned his life around. I was shocked at the victim blaming of the woman who was not given a chance to give her side of the story. These women should both know better. Disgusting.

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