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Criminals & Outlaws, Historical, General, General, Forensic Science Books listed at
Colin Hopkins


Evil Angels
Bryson, John,
ISBN: 9780671631635
Summit Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1987. 1st Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 560 pages. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. This book is in fine or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the dust jacket is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: This book is the Notable Trials Library special edition of Evil Angels by John Bryson. The book provides an unbiased, painstaking account of the Lindy Chamberlain murder trial and appeal - the famous Dingo Baby case. Author John Bryson is a retired attorney as well as an author of fiction, non-fiction and biography. His expertise in both the literary and legal arenas shows in this work. Although Evil Angels reads like a true crime novel and is often mistaken for a novel, it is actually a non-fiction work. Bryson spent four years studying the media reports, inquest records, trial transcripts and appellate record of the Lindy Chamberlain case and interviewed witnesses and investigators. The result is a chronicle of one of the most famous and controversial murder trials of the 20th Century. On August 17, 1980, Michael and Lindy Chamberlain and their three children were camping at Ayers Rock in Australia. The youngest child, Azaria, was 10 weeks old. While the rest of the family socialized with other campers around the fireside, Lindy Chamberlain put the baby to bed in her bassinet in the family's tent and returned to the fireside. Sometime later, several campers heard a baby's cry. Lindy Chamberlain seemed unconcerned. One of the older Chamberlain children and Michael Chamberlain insisted that the cry came from Azaria and urged Lindy to check on her. A few moments later, Lindy came out of the tent screaming, "the dingo's got my baby." Although other campers reported that a particularly brazen wild dog had been hanging around the campgrounds, no one other than Lindy actually saw the dingo take the baby, and no one actually saw a dingo when Lindy pointed and said "will someone, please, stop that dog." In the tent was a blood-spattered bassinet. No trace of the baby's body was found, in spite of an extensive search. Some of the baby's clothing was found in the desert beyond the campground, but the clothing had no trace of dingo saliva on it, nor was it torn apart. At the inquest, the coroner concluded that a wild dog had killed the baby. The baby's clothing was then sent to London for analysis by a forensic expert, who concluded that a dingo could not have killed the baby and left the clothing intact. The expert also concluded that the clothing had been handled by human hands while the baby was bleeding. Murder charges were brought against Lindy Chamberlain (the prosecutors contended that she sliced the baby's throat while sitting in the family station wagon), and accessory-after-the-fact charges were brought against Michael Chamberlain (for supposedly planting the baby's clothing in the wilderness). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Criminals & Outlaws, Historical, General, General, Forensic Science; ISBN: 0671631632. ISBN/EAN: 9780671631635. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0000853. Fine
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 0000853  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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