On 4 July 1975, Juanita Nielsen, a wealthy heiress, Sydney newspaper publisher and anti-development campaigner left an appointment at a Kings Cross nightclub and simply disappeared. For a quarter of a century, the Juanita Nielsen case has remained one of Australia's great unsolved mysteries.
Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing 2004 (Australia).
Peter Rees is a journalist. He has pursued the case of Juanita Nielsen for over twenty-five years, forcing a federal parliamentary inquiry and a secret reopening of the case under the personal orders of the former NSW Police Commissioner, Peter Ryan, and uncovering a witness to the murder. He worked in the Canberra Press Gallery for many years, before leaving to write books fulltime. He is author of The Boy from Boree Creek, the biography of Tim Fischer, and is co-author of Tim Fischer's Outback Heroes.