The Missing Beaumont Children: 50 Years of Mystery and Misery

The Missing Beaumont Children Years of Mystery and Misery The case of the Missing Beaumont Children has been forged into Australia s psyche and soul like no other crime A crime so shocking that it has often been described as a defining moment in this country

  • Title: The Missing Beaumont Children: 50 Years of Mystery and Misery
  • Author: Michael Madigan
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The case of the Missing Beaumont Children has been forged into Australia s psyche and soul like no other crime A crime so shocking that it has often been described as a defining moment in this country s history.After 50 years of intense police investigation the whereabouts of Jane 9 , Arnna 7 and Grant Beaumont 4 is still a mystery Australia s most famous unsolvedThe case of the Missing Beaumont Children has been forged into Australia s psyche and soul like no other crime A crime so shocking that it has often been described as a defining moment in this country s history.After 50 years of intense police investigation the whereabouts of Jane 9 , Arnna 7 and Grant Beaumont 4 is still a mystery Australia s most famous unsolved crime.On the morning of January 26, 1966 the three children set off from their Somerton Park home to Glenelg Beach on a bus to enjoy a brief excursion at Adelaide s most popular beach only a few kilometres away Apart from a brief sighting from the Beaumont family s postman early on that afternoon, there have been no other sightings of the children since.The mystery of the children s disappearance has often overshadowed the misery the Beaumont parents have had to endure This book takes the reader inside the trauma of Nancy and Grant from the panic and heartbreaking first few days to the utter despair in later years.Only seven years after the Beaumont disappearance, two girls Joanne Ratcliffe 11 and Kirste Gordon 4 were abducted from Adelaide Oval during a football match Were the two abductions connected How could they not be connected Author Michael Madigan delves into the sordid world of the numerous persons of interest who have at times been suspects in this case and forensically answers the question who could do such a thing

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    1. Like everyone my age, I grew up with the shadow of child abductions and murder. The Beaumonts, the Adelaide Oval abductions, the Wanda Beach murders.The strength of the book is it is not sensationalist or speculative. It covers all the known ground & evidence and briefly profiles each of the main suspects who have emerged over the years. But doesn't claim to "know". Some realtively new knowledge about the MO of child abductions and killers which has grown as detective work has become more so [...]

    2. I couldn't put this book down! If you have an interest in this tragic case, you will want to read this one.

    3. Heartwrenching story of the abduction of the Beaumont children. Some spelling errors/typos were a little distracting but it is an informative telling of this tragic case.

    4. On Australia Day in January 1966, three young children went to their local beach in Adelaide and never returned. The Beaumont children, Jane aged 9, Arnna aged 7 and Grant aged 4 had vanished, with no eye-witnesses and no solid leads on what happened to them.In The Missing Beaumont Children, author Michael Madigan provides a comprehensive review of this devastating case. He details the frantic searches and police investigations into the disappearance while remaining sensitive to the anguish of t [...]

    5. The 50 year mystery of the missing Beaumont children has been permanently etched into the minds and psyche of South Australians, if not all Australians ever since that dreadful day in January 1966. The three Beaumont children left their home that morning for a day at the beach but they were never to return home again.This book brings together what little information the police have been able to gather over the days, months and years following the children's disappearance. The book talks about ma [...]

    6. An interesting and comprehensive account of two infamous unsolved South Australian abductions - The Beaumont Children and Joanne Ratcliffe/Kirste Gordon. However, the many typos and persistent spelling of physic instead of psychic are distracting and definitely pull the reader out of the story - which is frustrating and disappointing. Once you get past these issues though, this book is worth a read - especially if you are fascinated by true crime and are looking for more details on these two cas [...]

    7. An interesting and wide ranging account of this enduring mystery, which also covers the disappearances at the Adelaide oval in some detail. Suspects are discussed, but the author never over reaches to try and persuade you of a particular point of view. Whilst not quite as good as Alan Whiticker's book on the same subject, an interesting read nonetheless.

    8. This reads more like a more informative entry than an actual cohesive non-fiction narrative. There are also many typing errors which annoy and detract, especially the use of 'physic' instead of 'psychic' throughout the whole book.

    9. Well written with a few typos. A look into the lives of the Beaumont parents during and since makes heartbreaking reading

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