Sarah McLean is currently knee deep in an Honours thesis about the significance of female power in film noir. When her head isn’t in the books, she enjoys researching and writing about historical crime, including chronicling the life and times of Ballarat detective Thomas Montague in the form of The Montague Files blog. Her feature articles and short stories can also be found in FedPress Magazine. She is a consumer of, and is often consumed by, true crime and popular culture.
HISTORICAL CRIME: It was a bloody duel between husband and wife that would end with one of them shot dead in the heart and a surprising conclusion decades later that wouldn’t be believed if it wasn’t all so true, writes Sarah McLean.