Killing Juanita by Peter Rees

Important book about the disappearance of Juanita Nielsen on 4 July 1975. Very good on her own background and also that of property developer Frank Theeman, whose endeavours she was opposing. Nielsen’s disappearance was a seminal event in Sydney’s criminal history, because it shocked the city and drew attention to its webs of corruption, even if the details that eventually emerged were frustratingly incomplete. This book was published in 2004 and, as Rees noted at the time, many aspects of Nielsen’s disappearance and the resulting political and police cover-up remain a mystery.