Prahran : Hardie Grant Books, 2009.
1 online resource (499 p.)
Death and defeattears on my pillow; evil valentine; death row; circumstantial evidence; ten years' hard labour; a smart cookie; attack on a little lovely; another gun, another unlocked door; the geraldton wax trap; 'we've had a visitor'; a cooke's tour; defence of the nedlands monster; a beggared imagination; the highest judges in the land; before the executioner; epilogue; the verdict.
Cover page; title page; copyright page; contents; preface; acknowlegements; map: crime as the city slept; gallows confession; lover come back (i); wednesday's child is full of woe; a father's influence; a powerful new urge; violent nightmare; the season of goodwill; a fight to the death; the australian way of life; like father, like son; the marker boy; the brookwood flats prowler; the other side of mr nice guy; life's a ball; black friday; a powerful car to match a powerful urge; the city of light; love in the air; happy new year; australia day bloodletting; fear city; lover come back (ii).
The father of Eric Edgar Cooke despised his baby son from the moment he saw him. Bashings and a hate-filled childhood followed for the boy with the crooked mouth, launching a personality unique among serial killers. He stalked the city of Perth for months, shooting strangers in the dead of night and using a sickening variety of weapons to steal the lives of strangers. Unknown to the terror-stricken citizens of this trusting, emerging metropolis, the young father of seven children who pulled the trigger had for years been doing other sinister night work. In a remarkable twist of fate, the kille.