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Author Drinnan, Neal, author

Title The devil's grip / Neal Drinnan with Bob Perry
Published Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2019


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Description 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm
Summary Seven shots ring out in the silence of Victoria's rolling Barrabool Hills. As the final recoil echoes through the paddocks, a revered sheep-breeding dynasty comes to a bloody and inglorious end. No one could have anticipated the orgy of violence that wiped out three generations of the Wettenhall family, much less the lurid scandals about Darcy Wettenhall, the man behind the world famous Stanbury sheep stud, that would emerge from the aftermath. Almost three decades later, the web of secrets and lies that led to this bizarre and seemingly motiveless murder spree are unravelled with the help of Bob Perry, Darcy Wettenhall's secret lover for a decade prior to his murder. From the bucolic majesty, privilege and snobbery of the Western District's prized pastoral lands and dynasties to the bleak, loveless underworld of orphanages, rodeo stables and homeless shelters, The Devil's Grip is a courageous and thought-provoking meditation on the fragility of reputation, the folly of deception and the power of shame.
Analysis Australian
Subject Wettenhall family -- History
Murder -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
True crime stories -- Victoria -- History -- 20th century
Murder -- Victoria -- Barrabool Hills -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form True crime stories
True crime stories
True crime stories.
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Author Perry, Bob, author
LC no. be2019030600
ISBN 9781760851187
Other Titles Devil's grip : a true story of shame, sheep and shotguns