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Gender: Male
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Colin McLaren is an Australian documentary film maker, crime writer and former police detective sergeant and task force team leader.

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y separately published work icon Southern Justice Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2019 15440560 2019 single work prose crime

'Who really murdered Bob Chappell? Veteran ex-detective and author of JFK: The Smoking Gun, Colin McLaren, uncovers disturbing new evidence that an innocent woman is in jail.

'Daybreak, Sandy Bay, Hobart, 27 January 2009. A yacht, the Four Winds, is seen listing low to the waterline. When police board the sinking vessel there is no sign of the owners, Bob Chappell and Sue Neill-Fraser but, disturbingly, they find blood and a knife.

'Bob Chappell is never seen again. The blood spatter leads police to the conclusion that he has been murdered. Remarkably, Sue Neill-Fraser is arrested, found guilty and sentenced to 26 years' imprisonment.

'May, 2016. Bestselling true-crime author Colin McLaren probes the notorious cold case that grips Australia. What he discovers shocks him. No body, no motive, no witnesses, a puddle of unexplained DNA liquid, undisclosed police documents, insubstantial scenarios - all lead him to believe Sue Neill-Fraser was wrongly convicted. He is not alone, as lawyers line up to help her.

'August 2017. Sue Neill-Fraser remains in prison. When questions are asked of her conviction, new witnesses are charged, including a lawyer, and unbearable pressure is applied until, fearing for his own liberty, Colin McLaren flees the country. Southern Justice lays out the evidence that should force a Royal Commission to reopen the case and exonerate an innocent woman.

'The guilty are still out there!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best True Crime
y separately published work icon On the Run Carlton : Victory Books , 2009 Z1624467 2009 single work novel crime

'Covert operative Cole Goodwin pulls off the biggest undercover sting in Australia. Now he's on the run in the biggest gig of his life - survival.

'Cole Goodwin spent years undercover, infiltrating the Mafia and putting the Australian Godfather behind bars for twenty years. As his team celebrate the "guilty" verdict, the Mafia are rolling out a vendetta, aided by Cole's corrupt boss. The dodgy Inspector Mack has plans for a prosperous retirement in France, and wants Cole out of his life - fast - as well as collecting a million-dollar bonus along the way.

'With his life under threat, Cole blows the dust off his secret identities, kisses his pretty girlfriend goodbye, and jumps planes, trains, ferries and continents, finally arriving in dark, bleak, southern Italy and the heartland of his enemy-the N'Drangheta, who has sent its best hitman to end his run...' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
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