Vikki Petraitis


Vikki has been writing true crime since the early 1990s and her best selling book about Frankston serial killer, Paul Denyer, was one of the first books of this kind and widened the readership for true crime stories in Australia. A number of Vikki’s true crime stories have been made into TV episodes of Forensic Investigators and Sensing Murder.

Vikki's is the author of 13 true crime books; one ghost written book for a high-profile ex-police officer; and one football biography. She has also contributed stories to four true crime anthologies.

Her true crime with Clan Destine Press includes The Phillip Island Murder (with Paul Daley); The Frankston Murders (and its previous 2nd edition as The Frankston Serial Killer); and the forthcoming Inside the Law: 25 Years of True Crime Writing.

Vikki is also a full-time secondary school teacher, a member and past convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, and a teacher of creative writing.

She is currently doing a PhD because spare time is something she creates out of thin air.

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