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Leigh Straw on 'The Ballroom Murder'

Join author Leigh Straw as she discusses her new book.

The Ballroom Murder

In August 1925, Audrey Jacob shot dead her former fiancé, Cyril Gidley, in full view of hundreds of guests at a charity ball in Perth’s Government House. When she was arrested, she still held the gun in her hand. It was an open and shut case of willful murder.

The Ballroom Murder is a true crime story that is rich with first-hand newspaper accounts from the day, and demonstrates the power of the press and privilege in an extraordinary judicial outcome.

About the Author

Leigh Straw is an academic, historian and writer. She is the author of true crime biographies of Australian crime figures Kate Leigh and Dulcie Markham, and Australia’s first female detective, Lillian Armfield.

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    Tue 20 Sep 2022, 6.30 - 7.30pm

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    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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