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Almost Perfect: The True Story of the Crawford Family Murders (English Edition)
 
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Almost Perfect: The True Story of the Crawford Family Murders (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Greg Fogarty

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On July 2, 1970, tourists in Australia spotted a smashed car, teetering precariously on a cliff edge, overlooking the raging ocean below. It seemed the car would fall into the water at any moment, but the car lingered … as did a mystery, revealed when police traced the license plate to the Crawford household. Here, the police discovered the shocking truth: a mother and her three children had been murdered, with the husband and father—now missing—the main suspect.

The quadruple homicide sent a wave of panic through Australia. Where was the husband? And what would make a father kill his own children? There was much speculation but few answers, as the Crawford patriarch remained missing. Forty years passed—forty years of “Australia’s Most Wanted,” police dead ends, and silence … until an unidentified body appears in a Texas morgue.
Almost Perfect is the firsthand look at a terrible crime from the perspective of Greg Fogarty—a neighbor to the Crawford family and later a member of the Victoria Police Force, Australia. Using his skills of observation and investigation, Fogarty has put together a tragic and detailed crime narrative with a shocking conclusion. Could a morgue in San Angelo, Texas, hold the body of Australia’s most sought-after murderer … or will the Crawford homicide remain unsolved forever?

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 1534 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 132
  • Utilizzo simultaneo di dispositivi: illimitato
  • Editore: iUniverse (25 febbraio 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B005CCQH3U
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5.0 su 5 stelle Where Is Elmer Crawford? 18 settembre 2011
Di Kim Cantrell - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
The house at 136 Cardinal Road in Melbourne, Victoria, always held a fascination for Greg Fogarty. His family's home was just a very short distance from the home that would become the site of one of Australia's most infamous unsolved murders.

In July 1970, Theresa McManus Crawford was expecting her fourth child on the night her husband Elmer Kyle Crawford brutally murdered her and their three children: Katherine, James, and Karen.

His plan was to kill them and leave their bodies in a remote area where they would never be found. And always the wise one, Elmer's plan included an escape route should his plan go awry: make it look like murder/suicide.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans.

Nothing went as Elmer intended and he became a wanted man; remaining a fugitive even today.

Four decades have passed since the Crawford murders fascinated a young Australian boy. Now he's a grown man who authored a book about the case he never forgot. Originally published in 1997, Almost Perfect: The True Story of the Crawford Family Murders breathes new life into a cold case, garnered world-wide attention, and was nominated for Australia's coveted Ned Kelly award. Plus, the 2011 version offers interesting updates.

I love cold cases and I'm always excited about non-U.S. true crime, so I think it goes without saying that I loved Almost Perfect. It's written in what I would sometimes refer to as a "sterilized style," meaning it doesn't bog readers down with a slew of what-is, maybes, or I-talked-to-him-once interviews. Readers get just the facts with a hypothesis (which is pretty dead on, in my opinion) as icing on the cake.

Any book that I read in one day deserves a spot on my recommend list. And that's exactly where you'll find Almost Perfect by Greg Fogarty.
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5.0 su 5 stelle The one that got away 24 agosto 2008
Di mary helleur - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Fascinating story of a murderer that got away
The true story of the Crawford family murders

Shortly after noon on 2 July 1970, tourists spotted a smashed motor car balancing precariously on a small ledge below the cliff tops of Loch Ard Gorge in southwestern Victoria. With only a few centimetres of crumbling limestone preventing the car from falling into the tumultuous seas below, the tourists expected it to be lost at any moment.

A search and rescue worker scaled the sheer cliff to examine the car in the fading light. Among the debris a loaded rifle was found. But even more sinister was the smell of death emanating from the wreck. Then the search was abandoned for the night.

Hundreds of kilometres away in suburban Melbourne, police had traced the car's registration to a triple fronted brick house - the home of the Crawford family. Police broke into the empty house and what they found sparked of one of the biggest manhunt the state had ever seen.

Theresa Crawford and her three children lost their lives on that cold July day and the case become one of the most intriguing murder mysteries in the modern history of Victoria.

greg Fogarty has meticulously pieced together the events surrounding the grisly family murder tracing old coronial documents and interviewing key figures long ago caught up in the tragedy. For many, the cime is just as fresh in their minds as it was when it happened - over thirty years ago. The Killer has never been caught.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Got Away! 12 aprile 2012
Di Rosalind Larke - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina rigida|Acquisto verificato
As an Australian I am always intrigued by unsolved murders on this continent. I knew a little about this unsolved murder of a wife and her three children before I spotted this book for sale on Amazon books. I decided to purchase it and I'm glad I did! Greg Fogarty has written a great, easy to read account of these terrible murders, writing from personal knowledge of the house where it occurred in Melbourne. The murderer used an ingenious method of murder and an unusual way of trying to hide the evidence of what he had done. Unfortunately for him things didn't quite work out as he had hoped. Other than that, he had a lot of luck. I highly recommend 'Almost Perfect' in spite of the frustrating ending', even if you know nothing of Australia.
5.0 su 5 stelle Good Book 28 maggio 2014
Di K. Curtis - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
Good book although the ending was not finished. Basically, if you like your stories solved or have some kind of resolution at the end then don't buy this book. But I don't regret buying and reading it. But the guy got away with murder. Not right of course.
5.0 su 5 stelle Good Read 30 dicembre 2013
Di Karen J. Currie - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
This is my first read by Mr. Fogarty. I feel his writing is fluid and interesting. Looking forward to more stories.

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