MAD SCIENTIST

By: Thompson, Rory Jack

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398pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Illustrated card wrapper slightly edgeworn and pressure-marked, with minor damage to upper foredge corner of front wrap. Plain verso of wrapper age toned. Textblock minimally tanned, else unmarked. In September, 1983, one of Australia's leading research scientists, Dr. Rory Thompson, PH.D., was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife Maureen Thompson. Bizarre and gruesome details emerged at the subsequent trial in which Dr. Thompson conducted his own defence. He was found not guilty on grounds of insanity. During the writing and publication of this autobiography, Dr. Thompson was kept in a secure facility in Tasmania . . . Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Preface and Note. Introduction, Roots, Early Memories, School, Luella, Doctorate, Scientist and Single, Nuala, Maureen, Melody, Rafi, Hobart, Killing, Arrest, Trial, Mental Health Prisoner, Political Prisoner, Appendices. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.

Title: MAD SCIENTIST

Author Name: Thompson, Rory Jack

Categories: Australian Biography, Biography & Autobiography, True Crime,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Huonville, Tasmania, Australia, Southern Holdings: 1993

ISBN Number: 094908929X

ISBN Number 13: 9780949089298

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good+

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Seller ID: 012953

Keywords: True Crime, Australia, Biography, Tasmania, Scientists, Thompson, Rory Jack, 1942-