Scott Bainbridge

Scott Bainbridge is one of New Zealand's best-known true crime writers. He is the author of four books, including Shot in the Dark.

His first two books; Without Trace and Still Missing about missing persons, led to several cold-cases being re-opened, and inspired the acclaimed TVNZ series, The Missing. In his third book; Shot in the Dark, Bainbridge accessed old murder files to examine unsolved NZ murders of the 1920s and 30s, dispelling decades-old myths and uncovering hidden truths.

Bainbridge continues to write and has other similar works in the pipeline. He is actively involved in the continuing investigation of old missing person cases.

Scott Bainbridge is regarded as the New Zealand expert on missing persons and is often asked to comment on cases by the media.

Books by Scott Bainbridge

The Great New Zealand Robbery

Published: August 2017

The forgotten true-crime story of how Auckland's mobsters pulled off the heist of the century.

The Bassett Road Machine-Gun Murders

Published: November 2013

The true story behind the crime that marked New Zealand's end of innocence.

Shot in the Dark

Published: November 2010

Ten of the most intriguing unsolved New Zealand murders from the Jazz age are reopened and reinvestigated using modern techniques.

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