Young Blood: The Story of the Family Murders

by Bob O'Brien

On Sale: 05/02/2002


About the Book

the Story of the Family Murders No one has been able to put the whole saga of the notorious so-called Family murders together before now. After years of speculation and rumour, for the first time the real-life expose about this famous series of murders in Adelaide can be told by the man who solved the case. South Australia has an international reputation for being the home of some very strange murders. But during the 1970s this capital city was shocked when a series of young men, all fit and healthy, disappeared from its streets one by one. their bodies were found dumped in the countryside outside the city. All were mutilated and some were dismembered. A group of prominent SA judges and businessmen, believed to be gay, were suspected of being involved with the killings (they weren t). this group were dubbed the Family. the author he detective who investigated the murder of the most high profile of the victims (the son of the city s pre-eminent tV newsreaders) ventually arrested accountant Bevan Von Einem, who is still in gaol for his crimes.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732269135
  • ISBN 10: 073226913X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 05/02/2002
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 27.95 AUD
  • BISAC1: TRUE CRIME / General


Bob O'Brien served in the South Australian Police Force for 33 years. He retired as a Detective Superintendent after serving as a police officer in patrols, on motor cycles and in the detective branch. As a detective, he worked in the Drug and Major Crime Squads and knows the many sides'good and bad'of the city of Adelaide and its people. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation about police serving as peacekeepers in Cyprus, and has written numerous articles about policing. Bob O'Brien is the detective who solved the most famous of all the Family murders.

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