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Murder at Dusk : How US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne, Paperback / softback Book

Murder at Dusk : How US soldier and smiling psychopath Eddie Leonski terrorised wartime Melbourne Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Far away from any World War II battlefront, the citizens of Melbourne lived in fear of a serial killer - the Brownout Strangler. May 1942: Melbourne was torn between fearing Japanese invasion and revelling in the carnival atmosphere brought by the influx of 15,000 cashed-up American servicemen.

But those US forces didn't guarantee safety. Not long after their arrival, the city would be gripped by panic when the body of a woman was found strangled, partially naked and brutally beaten.

Six days later another woman was found dead and her body told the same horrific story.

A murderer was stalking the streets. As women were warned not to travel alone, an intense manhunt ensued.

Not long after a third woman was murdered, American soldier Eddie Leonski was arrested.

A calculating psychopath, he had a twisted fascination with female voices, especially when they were singing . . . Acclaimed author Ian W. Shaw brings World War II Melbourne to life, and takes us into the mind of the Brownout Strangler, and a very different kind of terror. 'enthralling . . . makes for a fascinating read.' Canberra Times on Ian W.

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