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Dirty Girl
The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam Shirley Finn
Juliet Wills
   

Book release: 6th March 2017


In June 1975, dressed to impress in her finest ball gown, dripping with expensive jewellery and driving a limited edition luxury car, socialite and brothel madam Shirley Finn was invited to the grounds of the Royal Perth Golf Club for a special occasion – her own modern day public execution.

The killers knew they wouldn’t be caught. Their power reigned supreme in one of the most remote and prosperous cities on earth, during an era of police protection and ‘containment’ of organised crime.

Rising out of an abusive welfare system to become a police-protected madam, Shirley’s fate took an astonishing turn towards the top end of town.

As one of Perth’s best-known socialites, she hosted fabulous parties. But her downfall was fast and furious, following fears she might expose money laundering and high-level corruption in ‘The Wild West’ of the seventies.



An important historical document that reveals the secrets and lies of powerful interests, criminal and political.
- David Whish-Wilson


 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Juliet Wills

Juliet Wills has choppered into crocodile breeding grounds, been chased by rioting armed gangs, and jumped from a civilian plane with the 13th load at 13,000 feet on Friday the 13th. She has also pursued the story of brothel madam Shirley Finn’s state-sanctioned murder with fearless obstinacy.

Born in Sydney, Juliet has lived and worked throughout Australia. She has been awarded for her Excellence in Television Journalism, written for major newspapers, and lectured in broadcast journalism at two universities.

The mother of three lives in Perth and now works in real estate. Her first book, The Diamond Dakota, was published by Allen and Unwin in 2006.


You can find out more about Juliet Wills’ quest for justice for the Finn family at www.finnmurder.com

 


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Dirty Girl: The State Sanctioned Murder of Brothel Madam  Shirley Finn by Juliet Wills

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Format: Pb C Format 229mm x 152mm
 
Extent: 256pp
 
ISBN: 978-0-9924658-3-4
 
Published: March 2017
 
RRP: $29.95
 
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