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Alternative title: Blood in the Sand
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Three Acts of Murder
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While working on a rabbit-proof fence in 1929, Australia's leading crime writer of the period, Arthur Upfield, began plotting the perfect murder for his 1931 novel The Sands of Windee. A discussion between Upfield and a fellow worker about finding a fool-proof means of disposing of a body to use in the novel was overheard by one of the author's friends, stockman 'Snowy' Rowles. Shortly afterwards Rowles murdered three men and put the scheme into effect. He was later charged by police, however, and the subsequent trial became one of Australia's most sensational during the 1930s.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2009
    • Perth, Western Australia,: Taylor Media , 2009 .
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      Extent: 95 minsp.

Works about this Work

Lost in the Sands of Time Ruth Ritchie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 June 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Three Acts of Murder Ian David , 2009 single work film/TV
Perfect Crime 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 June 2009; (p. 3)

— Review of Three Acts of Murder Ian David , 2009 single work film/TV
By the Book Graeme Blundell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
Convicted on a Fence Neale Prior , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 June 2009; (p. 5)
Bille Still on the Boil Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 June 2009; (p. 14)
Killer Idea Neale Prior , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 6 June 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Three Acts of Murder Ian David , 2009 single work film/TV
Perfect Crime 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 June 2009; (p. 3)

— Review of Three Acts of Murder Ian David , 2009 single work film/TV
Lost in the Sands of Time Ruth Ritchie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 June 2009; (p. 19)

— Review of Three Acts of Murder Ian David , 2009 single work film/TV
Murder in the Murchison Ben O'Shea , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 May 2008; (p. 5)
The Writer and the Murderer Bridget McManus , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 2009; (p. 12-13)
Bille Still on the Boil Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 June 2009; (p. 14)
Convicted on a Fence Neale Prior , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 11 June 2009; (p. 5)
By the Book Graeme Blundell , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 June 2009; (p. 24-25)
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