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  • Missing, Presumed Dead

  • The Double Murder Case That Shocked Australia
  • By: Mark Tedeschi
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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Missing, Presumed Dead

By: Mark Tedeschi
Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
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Publisher's Summary

It was the double murder case that gripped Australia, and former Crown Prosecutor Mark Tedeschi KC is finally able to share all the astonishing details.

Shortlisted for the 2023 Danger Awards

Dorothy Davis and Kerry Whelan were both happy, healthy, affluent, middle-class women from conservative, loving families.

Such women are hardly ever among the ranks of the missing. They were not hitchhikers, or associates of drug dealers, or unhappy with their family relationships, or suffering from mental health issues. Dorothy Davis and Kerry Whelan came from different parts of Sydney, mixed in quite different circles, and led completely different lives. They had never met each other, and if they had, they would have had little in common. But Dorothy and Kerry did have one thing in common – they both knew Bruce Allan Burrell.

The disappearance of these two women without trace led to massive police investigations and resulted in sensational trials that gripped the nation. This book explores the intricacies of those investigations and delves into the twisted, tortuous processes of legal proceedings, while exploring the dark recesses of the mind of Bruce Burrell.

'Gripping writing, from an expert on the inside of some of the state's worst murders and disappearances.' Peter FitzSimons

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2022 Mark Tedeschi (P)2022 Simon & Schuster Australia

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Very interesting

An unusual case, with detailed recounting of the police investigation/s and the legal aspects. Mark Tedeschi writes well and maintains interest throughout. Stephen Briggs has a pleasant voice and is a competent narrator.

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Highly recommend

This is an incredible story
For all true crime readers and enthusiasts this is a must read!!!
Beautifully narrated, clear and professional the narrator brings this incredibly well written account of this tragedy to you the reader.
I am now an avid fan of any of Marks books and if I see Stephen as a narrator I’ll be in for a great listen
Thank you Audible for bringing this book into our lives.

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Legal procedural

Hard to rate a true story which consists largely of court transcripts. The best parts are where the author, the former senior crown prosecutor in the cases, is freed from the constraints of trial rules and writes about what he thinks happened. He donates proceeds of this book to victims of crime and writes with empathy about the families left behind. I would have preferred less of the actual blow by blow and somewhat repetitive reporting of the trials and more summarising of that. Also more on Bruce’s childhood if known - mother barely mentioned yet older women were his prey. I was interested in the case as I remember it in the press at the time. Only for those who are interested in the law.

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Well worth a read despite being so confrontational

I found the storyline as it unfolded left me feeling terribly sad for the families involved and frustrated at our judicial system & the legal loopholes rotters can take advantage of.

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A brilliant legal mind and story teller.

Mark has a unique way of telling true crime stories. Coming from a legal background, Mark is not only able to explain how crimes are solved and how the justice system work, he also explains the motivations of the criminal. He does this in a way that anyone can understand. A natural story teller I had to know how this story ended and if anyone got justice. Mark also does in a way that is respectful to the families affected by violence.

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A Good Listen

Found this very easy to listen too and follow.
Also while learning a bit more about our legal system. Highly recommend

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Good breakdown of true story crime

Thorough breakdown of the police investigation into the crimes and trials of this horrible man.

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Compelling listening.

I was compelled to keep listening, hoping beyond hope that Bruce Burrell would be found guilty on all counts despite the absence of any bodies or witnesses to the murders! It was hard to believe that a seemingly intelligent man could be so stupid as to leave 'dot point' coded messages which ultimately lead to his apprehension! He wasn't as clever as he thought! Deeply Saddened by the fact he never disclosed the whereabouts of the bodies.. bring back capital punishment in these cases & these 'inhumane animals' might be scared into disclosing that vital information if they were spared the death penalty! Hats off to the dedicated detectives in NSW for not leaving any rock unturned in gathering evidence, albeit circumstantial, leading to his conviction... Judicial system however remains a joke & needs to be brought in line with 21st century! Disturbing but compelling listening!

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Rather drawn out

Interesting but repetitive. If I heard the word skerrick once more I'd have given up listening.

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Riveting

Very interesting and riveting, even though we're all familiar with the story, it was interesting to hear more details

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