Australia's First Serial Killer Manhunt — Part Three: Short Shrift And A Stout Rope

In San Francisco in February 1897 a trio of Australian police officers await the arrival of Frank Butler, wanted for the murder of three men in the Blue Mountains and beyond. While they’ll capture the fugitive, their problems are only starting as Butler enjoys his newfound American celebrity, with newspapers printing his every word, thousands of people clamouring to meet him and canny defence attorneys arguing he has no case to answer. It’ll be a life-or-death tug-of-war that’ll include cameos from America’s new president, a world-famous famous boxer and one of Australia’s most beloved actress.


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