Joe Cinque’s Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law

Ned Kelly Year: 

In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house.  Some of the dinner guests - most of them university students - had heard rumours of the plan.  Nobody warned Joe Cinque.  He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin.  His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with his murder.

Helen Garner is a celebrated Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.

Helen Garner