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Publisher's Summary

The gripping true story of the notorious Claremont serial murders and the nation’s longest and most expensive investigation to catch the killer.

In the early hours of 27th January 1996, after an evening spent celebrating at Club Bayview in the Perth suburb of Claremont, 18-year-old Sarah Spiers called a taxi to nearby Mosman Park. But when the cab arrived, she’d already gone. She was never seen again.

Four months later, on 9th June 1996, 23-year-old Jane Rimmer disappeared from the same area, her body later found in bushland south of Perth. When the body of a third young woman, 27-year-old Ciara Glennon, was found north of the city, having vanished from Claremont in August 1997, it was clear a serial killer was on the loose.

A massive manhunt focused first on taxi drivers, then the outspoken local mayor and a quiet public servant. However, almost 20 years later, Australia’s longest and most expensive investigation had failed to make an arrest, until forensic evidence linked the murders to two previous attacks - and an unlikely suspect.

Stalking Claremont, by local newsman Bret Christian, is a riveting story of promising young lives cut short, a city in panic, an investigation fraught by oversights and red herrings, and a surprising twist that absolutely no one saw coming.

©2021 Bret Christian (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Riveting

Perhaps it's because I was living in Perth at the time
Perhaps it's because I am close to the same age as some of the people in this story
The emotional impact of this story was almost physical. I felt empathy for so many people and contempt for others
Although the murderer is rotting in prison I can't help thinking there's at least one other who should be serving alongside him

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interesting and factual

very interesting story of police investigation and characters of interest a good read well narrated

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Slow start , but good

Is a bit of a slow start , but once it gets going it’s very hard to stop listening. Highly recommend

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Good narrator, frustrating story

Narrator is good but the story is so frustrating. I didn't know anything about this story before starting but was drawn to listen as I was promised a great twist at the end. Unfortunately, I picked the murderer basically 3 chapters in. I was promised a twist though, so I battled on through hours of description of police egos being too massive to admit they were wrong. In the end, I couldn't take it anymore so I googled who the killer was. And it was exactly who I had suspected. No twist at all for me, just a story of cops swinging their egos around. Couldn't finish, will never finish

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Outstanding and well narrated

Incredibly well researched and written book. Really enjoyed this. Anybody that likes true crime will love this. Perfect narrator too

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thank you for all ya writing Nd reading loved it.

awesome was very great book . really enjoyed the narrator and rest In peace girls

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A great read

This was a terrific read!!! So insightful and informative without bias from the authors words.

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Gripping true crime novel

Respect to the author for this novel, highly recommend if your in to true crime and investigation

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Detailed history

This was a detailed and engaging history of the Claremont Serial Killer. Beautifully written, but perhaps told with more than a pinch of disdainful hindsight of the WA police. My only criticism is that a couple of suburb names were not pronounced correctly by the narrator. All in all, an engaging listen.

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Bias

A clear bias with the writer & his friend & fellow civil liberation Peter Weygers. Will be looking for a more rounded & unbiased recount. It’s a shame Bret Christian, because I liked you in After the Dark.

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Very informative

Like many Australians I have read about the Claremont serial killings over the years. Catching and convicting the killer has taken more than 20 years. The book brings together all the disparate pieces of info I read about. I hope the families of the young women can gain some peace.

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