Vikki Petraitis: Murder on her Mind

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Date of event or class - Sat 21 Jul

Tutor/Facilitator Vikki Petraitis

Frequency One off event

Mary Kehoe Centre, Hall

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Vicki Petraitis: Murder on her Mind

Vicki Petraitis has been writing true crime books since the early 1990s and has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police, and even accompanying them on active duty, to compile her fascinating collections of crime stories from behind the scenes.

Her best-selling book about the seven-week murder spree in 1993 by Frankston serial killer Paul Denyer became a classic in the Australian true-crime genre. Victoria Police homicide investigation methods were radically updated because of these Frankston murders.

A number of Vikki’s true crime stories have been made into TV episodes of Forensic Investigators and Sensing Murder. She has also contributed stories to four true crime anthologies and occasional articles to the Australian Police Journal.

Vikki is a full-time secondary school teacher, a member and past convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, and a teacher of creative writing. She is currently doing a PhD because spare time is something she creates out of thin air.

In her engaging and informative way, Vikki will talk about three of her major books, The Phillip Island Murder (co-authored with Paul Daley, 1993), Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian “The Skull” Murphy (2018) and The Frankston Murders: 25 years on (revised edition, 2018).

You can view the flyer for this Event below or download the pdf version by clicking here

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