Mark Dapin is an acclaimed journalist, author and screenwriter. He’s written numerous books of true crime, and three novels.
"‘Carnage is a window into Australian mayhem, killingly funny and beautifully told. Dapin finds pathos in a twisted world.’ -- <B>Matthew Spencer, author of <I>Black River</I></B> ‘If ever there was a book crammed with colourful villains who are ""mad, bad and dangerous to know,"" it's definitely Mark Dapin's extraordinary book, Carnage.' -- <B>Kate McClymont, author of <I>He Who Must Be Obeid</I></B> ‘A must read. Mark Dapin could never be accused of glorifying crime, but he is guilty as sin for understanding it. With an innate ability to find stories and characters behind the facts he again takes us deep into the world of true crime. Inhabited by flawed humans, filled with violence, humour, tears and dreams, Carnage is a classic Australian crime story.’ -- <B>Gary Jubelin, author of <I>I Catch Killers</I></B> 'True crime at its grim and richly entertaining best, and – let’s face it – its truest.' -- <b>Robert Drewe, author of <i>The Shark Net</i></b> 'an absorbing account of colourful villains and killers ... With his typical verve and style, Dapin engagingly tells Karlson’s story, while also casting a broader eye on society. Fascinating.' * <B><I>Canberra Weekly</I></B> * 'Carnage is, at times, difficult yet engrossing reading that spares no brutal detail. It will be a welcome addition to Australian true crime shelves' * <B><I>Books+Publishing</I></B> *"