Sins of the Brother: The Definitive Story of Ivan Milat and the Backpacker Murders by Mark Whittaker and Les Kennedy

Sins_brotherPan Macmillan (1998)

This book consumed four years of our lives.

We wanted to look at what forces created this guy. We knew he hadn’t come from nowhere. And in a way it did start to look like his life was always heading inextricably towards murder, yet of course there were forks in the road and he could have taken any like those around him did.

We also look at the police investigation, both its brilliant success in catching him so quickly and its probable failure to catch any accomplice.  Channel Seven has bought the rights to Sins of the Brother and is currently making this side of the story into a miniseries called Catching Milat.

This is what author Robert Drewe very kindly said about our book: “More than just the suspenseful story of some notoriously evil murders, this shocking and strangely seductive book is a painstaking examination of the savagery of today’s society. This is Australia on the slab.”

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