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Bret Christian is the editor of the Subiaco Post, and the author of two outstanding books about the police investigation of serial killers. He is the Managing Editor of POST Newspapers which he founded with his then wife Bettye in 1978.
Bret Christian OAM trained as a journalist with Perth’s evening paper, the Daily News, from the age of 18.
He later worked in the company’s Sydney and Melbourne offices before returning to Perth to write a daily column, including the back page column.
At the age of 28 he co-founded the POST. He is still the POST’s owner and editor. Bret has written two successful non-fiction books, the first titled Presumed Guilty. His latest title, Stalking Claremont, was awarded the prize for Australia’s best non-fiction crime book in 2021.
2021 BEST TRUE CRIME:
The winner of the 2021 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime is Stalking Claremont by Bret Christian (Harper Collins).
Stalking Claremont is the story of Australia's longest-running homicide investigation by veteran newsman Bret Christian.
The judges said Stalking Claremont is a riveting story of the search for a serial killer which involved an investigation plagued by tunnel vision; devastated, brave families; lives wrecked by false accusations; and the forensic brilliance that finally saw a result.
Christian, Bret, 2013, Presumed Guilty, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne.
Christian, Bret, 2021, Stalking Claremont, ABC Books, Harpers Collins, Sydney.
See also: Estelle Blackburn's related books:
Blackburn, Estelle 2001, Broken Lives, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne.
Blackburn, Estelle 2007, The End of Innocence, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne
Post Newspapers website.
Post Newspapers Wikipedia page.
Bret's oral history interview from 2009, in Trove.
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