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Author Corris, Peter.

Title Mad dog : William Cyril Moxley and the Moorebank killings / Peter Corris
Published Kensington, N.S.W. : UNSW Press, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  364.1523 Cor/Mdw  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 246 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits, plans ; 19 cm
regular print
Series Historical crime ; 1
Contents Machine generated contents note: The killing -- Sydney in the 1930s -- The killer -- Scenes from a criminal life -- The hunted and the hunters -- Caught -- Fugitive scenes -- The other man -- Footprints and a conversation -- His Majesty's pleasure -- The trial (1) -- Jug ears -- The trial (2) -- Aftermath -- The appeal -- The carpenter of Malabar -- The waiting -- Salvation? -- Hanged by the neck -- Postscript
Summary William Cyril Moxley was hanged at Sydney's Long Bay Gaol in 1932 the first execution in New South Wales for eight years. His crime was the brutal rape and murder of 21-year-old Dorothy Ruth Denzel and the vicious beating and killing of her boyfriend, Frank Barnby Wilkinson. How did this World War I army deserter, small-time thief, conman and police informer come to be the infamous murderer Mad Dog Moxley? Was it simply a robbery gone wrong? Did his blackouts and migraines stem from a head injury as he claimed or was he the monstrous sociopath described by the prosecution lawyers and the tabloids? Why did he leave such an obvious trail? Would he be found guilty today?
Analysis Australian
Notes Map on endpapers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-244)
Subject Moxley, William Cyril, -1932
Murder -- Australia -- Moorebank (N.S.W.)
Murder -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Moorebank
Murderers -- Australia -- Case studies.
Murderers -- Australia -- Moorebank (N.S.W.)
Murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Moorebank -- Biography
Murderers -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Moorebank
Moorebank (N.S.W.)
Moorebank (N.S.W.) -- History
Genre/Form Case studies.
ISBN 1742232868 (paperback)
9781742232867 (paperback)