Australian Genre Publishing

Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis 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. It is being re-released in 2011. A number of Vikki’s true crime stories have been made into TV episodes of Forensic Investigators and Sensing Murder.

Vikki’s latest book is Salvation – the true story of Rod Braybon’s fight for justice which has prompted the Homicide Squad to look into allegations of missing children from the 1950s.

After winning the Scarlet Stiletto Award for the best new talent in crime fiction, she has completed her first novel due out early next year – about a funny Gen Y teacher detective called The Good, the Bad, and the Fugly.

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