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Author Hawkins, Belinda (Journalist), author

Title Every parent's nightmare : Jock Palfreeman and the true story of his father's fight to save him from a lifetime in a Bulgarian jail / Belinda Hawkins ; research assistance by Boryana Dzhambazova, translations by Boryana Dzhambazova and Nadejda Collins
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2013


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Description xvii, 317 pages, 16 leaves of plates ; colour illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Summary Jock Palfreeman faces life in a Bulgarian prison, but is he a cold blooded murder or victim? The true story of a legal battle that has torn two families apart. Jock Palfreeman is a young Australian in jail in Sofia, Bulgaria, found guilty of the murder of Andrei Monov, the only son of two people well connected in Sofia's legal fraternity. Jock claims he went to the defence of gypsies being attacked by Monov and a bunch of soccer hooligans. The Bulgarians claim it was an act of cold-blooded murder. In a case of many twists and turns, CCTV footage that was useful to the defence and blood readings that would have revealed how drunk Monov was were kept out of the court and a crucial witness never made it to the stand. The story focuses on the attempts by Dr Simon Palfreeman, Jock's father and a well-respected Newcastle pathologist, to obtain justice for his son and the terrifying cost (to both his health and his pocket) involved. It is also a reminder to parents of the dangers confronting their children when they travel to worlds very different to their own
Analysis Australians overseas
Palfreeman, Jock
Social customs
Notes Record machine-generated from publisher information
Shortilisted True Crime Ned Kelly Awards. 2013
Subject Palfreeman, Jock -- Imprisonment.
Palfreeman, Jock.
Palfreeman, Simon Dr
Palfreeman, Simon, Dr
Australians -- Bulgaria -- Biography.
Homicide -- Bulgaria -- Case studies.
Murder -- Investigation.
Murder -- Investigation -- Bulgaria.
Murder -- Bulgaria.
Prisoners -- Australia -- Biography.
Prisoners -- Bulgaria -- Biography.
Prisoners, Australian -- Biography
Prisoners, Foreign -- Bulgaria -- Biography.
Trials (Murder) -- Bulgaria.
Bulgaria -- Social life and customs -- Biography.
Bulgaria -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Bulgaria -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Case studies.
Author Collins, Nadejda, translator, translator
Dzhambazova, Boryana, translator, translator
ISBN 9781742379852 (paperback)
Other Titles Jock Palfreeman and the true story of his father's fight to save him from a lifetime in a Bulgarian jail