Posted in Brisbane Crime Tours
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Saturday 15th July 2017
10am - 11am
Brisbane's infamous "man in black", Jack Sim, walks the shadowy streets of town in search of stories and tales of horrible history. Since childhood, those long years ago, he has been fascinated not by blocks, bikes or cars, but by the stories of the past, especially crime stories, ghost tales and jail birds.
Jack has dedicated his life to preserving the details of things and subjects that we all find both macabre and thrilling. He has published several crime titles, regularly hosts crime and ghost tours around Brisbane and appears on radio 4BC each Monday night for Crime @ Nine.
Join Jack Sim for a thrilling story or two. Bookings essential.
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Join us in welcoming Brisbane's infamous "man in black", Jack Sim to Brisbane Dymocks this March. Jack will share his intimate knowledge of stories of Brisbanes past, especially crime stories, ghost tales and most unscrupulous jail birds.Jack Sim has dedicated his life to preserving the details of things and subjects that all of us find both macabre and thrilling. Since last century Jack Sim has become an iconic character in SouthernQueensland, seen late at night undertaking his Crime Tours and Ghost Tours, with a collection of other knowledgeable hosts, in historic sites such as Boggo Road Gaol, Toowong Cemetery and South Brisbane Cemetery. His work promoting history and heritage to visitors and locals has been seen in national and international media and documentaries such as Getaway, Extra, and the Seven Network's Great South East. He has strived to gain greater recognition for the value of storytelling and oral history and he has been the longest running operator of ghost tours on mainland Australia.
Jack Sim has also earned himself many fans presenting Crime @ Nine with Walter Williams every Monday evening on radio 4BC (1116am), where he discusses true crime, from Brisbane and international history, some infamous, others long forgotten. As well as a guest on the Paranormal Panel with Tino Pezzimenti from UFO Research Queensland discussing all things paranormal.
Join this dark historian as he strives to undertake us on a journey to the unpleasant side of society, that no-one knew existed or wanted to. This event is free but bookings essential. Books will be available to purchase at the event.
Join our other tour guide on a Crime tour at 8pm http://ghosttoursaustralia.com.au/tour-category/brisbane-crime-tours/bloody-brisbane-crime-tours-walk/
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On Tuesday 23rd December 2014, Jack Sim will be greeting fans and signing his books at Dymocks Carindale for Christmas.
Come and chat with Jack Sim and Jack will personally autograph any of your copies from the Murder Trails Series, Ghost Trails Series, Classic Crime or Boggo Road Gaol series from 5:30pm until late for the late night shopping this Christmas!
Jack will be also be available to answer your questions about any of the notorious cases from his books, as well as other famous Brisbane Crime Mysteries.
So come on down to Dymocks Carindale on the late night shopping and see Jack for his Christmas book signing!Venue: Dymocks Carindale
Starting: 5:30 PM
Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Ending: 11:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 33447264
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On Sunday 7th December 2014 at 10am until 2pm, Ken Blanch will be greeting fans and signing books at Dymocks Carindale.
Ken Blanch, author of "Who Killed Betty Shanks", "The Rampage of Killer Kast" and "Slim Halliday: The Taxi Driver Killer" will be available to talk about and sign any of his crime and murder mystery books.
Ken will be also be available to answer your questions about any of the notorious cases from his books, as well as other famous Brisbane Crime Mysteries!
So come on down to Dymocks Carindale on Sunday 7th December and see Ken Blanch at his book signing.
Venue: Dymocks Carindale
Starting: 10:00 AM
Sunday 7th December 2014
Ending: 2:00 PM
Phone Enquiries: 33447264
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Brisbane True Crimes author Ken Blanch, will call on Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie to reopen the case of the 1938 mysterious disappearance of a Brisbane social identity when he launches his latest book nest Sunday November 5 at Boggo Road Gaol.
In Marjorie Norval: The Girl a railway Station Swallowed, Ken Blanch recalls the sensation and the massive police and fatal air force search that resulted when Miss Norval failed to return from a trip to Bundaberg to see a sick relative. He also produces evidence that her inquest was manipulated to avoid a political scandal.
Marjorie Norval was well known in Brisbane - the social secretary to the wife of Premiere William Forgen Smith was driven to Brisbane’s central railway station on the 11th of November 1938 and was never seen alive or dead again.
Miss Norval told her friends and work colleagues that she was going to Bundaberg, but had told her sisters that she was going to the North Coast with secret business for the Premiere.
The coroner, Mr J Leahy, concluded that she had died at the hands of an unidentified abortionist. The inquest was held was the first held in Queensland into a case where a body had not been found.
In this book Ken Blanch reconstructs Marjorie’s movements on the night she disappeared and shows she would have exited the railway station unobserved and walked the short distance to the rooms of Brisbane’s most active medical abortionist of the time in Edward street.
Blanch also accuses a former Police Commisioner of failing to properly investigate a sighting of Marjorie Norval the next day at the Doctor’s Caloundra holiday home and uncovers the men who conspired to perjure evidence given at the inquest to prevent a political scandal.
Blanch has published reviews of homicides that he covered as a Police rounds reporter during the 1950s with Jack Sim’s Classic Crime series, but is now self-publishing as Seagle Crime Stories. His new book Marjorie Norval: The Girl a railway Station Swallowed is the first in a series of a small books about unsolved Queensland crimes and is available from Blanch’s website www.seaglecrimestories.com and the Boggo Road Gaol Shop.
BOOK LAUNCH In Marjorie Norval: The Girl a railway Station Swallowed
When: Sunday November 9, 10.30am
Where: Boggo Road Gaol Shop at Boggo Road Gaol Precinct, Annerley Road, Dutton Park
Hear who Ken Blanch believes had a hand in the disappearance of Marjorie Norval Thursday 6.11.2014 on Australia’s longest running true crime show “True Crimes” – presented by Jack Sim on 4BC Nights with Walter Williams. Thursday evenings 9.35pm on Radio 4BC.
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