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Publisher's Summary

'We have a dead second wife and a missing first wife...we’ve got a huge problem here.’ (Detective Peter Seymour)

Seven Bones is the story of one of the more bizarre murder investigations in Australia’s history. Two wives die in suspicious circumstances: co-incidence or, as husband Thomas Keir describes it, ‘bad luck’?

Three years after Thomas Keir alleged his first wife, Jean, deserted him and her young son for another man, his second wife, Rosalina, Jean’s cousin, lay scorched and strangled on her bed. Arriving on the scene, Detective Peter Seymour realised he was either dealing with the world’s unluckiest husband or a serial wife killer.

While Keir was remarkably found ‘not guilty’ of Rosalina’s murder, despite a clear-cut case, her death unlocked the mystery of Jean’s disappearance. A subsequent police investigation lead to the discovery of seven small fragments of Jean’s bones - fingers, knuckles and toes - buried deep under the same house in which Rosalina died.

Keir’s ‘grieving husband’ act was suddenly in question. The investigation revealed Thomas Kier was a man so jealous he hated even his own baby son touching his wife, Jean. A man so possessive he threatened he would cut her up and feed her to the dogs if she ever left him. A man who thought he could commit the perfect crime and publicly taunted the police through the media.

Written through the eyes of Detective Peter Seymour, Seven Bones follows his relentless pursuit of justice and his own family sacrifices, through the drama of the police investigation into Jean’s death and the three trials, convictions and appeals that would take 15 years to reach their final conclusion.

©2021 Peter Seymour and Jason K. Foster (P)2021 W. F. Howes Ltd

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excellent pace

normally don't feel the need to write anything but I thought it was worth mentioning that after I used a credit to get this i hit play and listened to it from start to finish. the narrator has the super pleasant voice and overall the book has a good pace 👍

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Chilling Murders

You’re an excellent narrator. Kept me on the edge of my seat. I had to ration my listenings so that I wouldn’t binge listen and get nothing else done.

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Narrator is a very good actor

Gets a little tedious to understand when you’re not used to a strong Australian accent… upside is you get to learn lots of Australian slang

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Great narration

I thought the book was well written. Great story telling of true life events. I felt like I was riding along side the emotions that Peter was expressing with him and the victims family through a case that spanned over two decades of his career.
With the narration it felt like Peter was there telling me the story!!
I will definitely be exploring other books narrated by Richard Dilane.

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The Husband from Hell

This is an excellent telling of a horrible story. Authors Jason Foster and Detective Peter Seymour make it clear from the start that Keir is guilty; the tension in the telling of this sordid tale arises solely from the effort to pin the killer down and bring him to justice. Unbelievably, Keir manages to skate around police, prosecutors, and the courts, all the while maintaining his innocence.

The book is written in "Aussie" English, a delightful mix of down-under expressions such as "fireys" for firefighters plus lots of "mates", "knockabout blokes", and the like. Richard Dillies' narration is pitch perfect, drawing North Americans comfortably into the unique parlance of Australians.

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Amazing

Absolutely loved it but heart wrenching!! peace for all involved. pray no-one else dies

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Brilliant

Terrible murders happened to two women and it is story relevant to many families still.
A great story and the narrator and his voice could not have been a better choice
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  • 12-28-21

Well written and keeps you intrigued.

A story I did not know and am glad I now do. I hope he never offends again but pity any woman who gets involved in with the perpertrator of these crimes.

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