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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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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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SPECIAL WILSTON MURDER CRIME TOUR TO BE RESCHEDULED
Thank you all who have written in wishing to join the special Wilston Murder that was scheduled for this Saturday.
There is no doubt that this crime still attracts interest - We have had an unexpectedly large number of people indicate their interest - this has necessitated a need to acquire a larger coach & unfortunately have to change the date for the tour.
It is to be rescheduled for a few weeks time - there will a few vacancies - those on the standby list will be the first to know!
If you would like to attend, write to firstname.lastname@example.org - indicating how many are in your group.
|Posted in:The Betty Shanks MurderMurder Trails SeriesKen BlanchJack Sim|
LEARN ABOUT THE CRIME WHICH CHANGED A CITY.
Due to the great interest surrounding the recent release of the revised edition of WHO KILLED BETTY SHANKS? Is The Wilston Monster Still Alive? by Ken Blanch a special Brisbane Crime Tour has been organised.
The 3 hour Crime Tour will be held on Saturday 13/10 between 2.30 - 5.30pm - special guest will be author Ken Blanch. The tour guide will be Jack Sim.
A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Tramways Museum to ride in an actual 1950s era Brisbane tram of the type in use on the Grange run.
Details on how to book for this special Crime Tour to be released in the next few days. Places will be limited to 50 persons and the cost will be $45pp - Adults, $40 pp - Adult Concession, $30 - Teenagers. The price includes admission to the Brisbane Tramway Museum. Copies of Ken's book will be available on the tour.
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FUND TO BE CREATED IN VICTIMS NAME
As the month of September closes, the 60th anniversary of the Wilston Murder also ends.
Betty Shanks was a real person, a beautiful soul who was cut down in her prime, She was not just a name associated with a crime. Betty was studying, caring for her parents and working full time - unusual for time. In many ways Betty was a very typical woman of the 21st century.
Betty fought for her life on the night she was to die. She tried to defend herself from the furious attack. It has always seemed sad to me that her fight to live, and better herself and those around her, has become lost in the six decades of media coverage of her death.
To honour Betty's memory, I would like to announce that a fund is to be created to educate young students and help them reach university.
I hope to be able to announce in greater detail the aims and objectives over the next few months.
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