Episode 13: Kirsty Johnston

The Featherston Booktown Podcast

26-04-2024 • 37 minutos

The murder of Harvey and Jeannette Crewe in their Pukekawa farmhouse in 1970 remains Aotearoa New Zealand’s most famous cold case. It spawned two trials, two appeals, a Royal commission finding of police corruption and a free pardon, and still the killer has not been found. Journalists Kirsty Johnston and James Hollings conducted their own investigation in their new book The Crewe Murders.

Kirsty talks to Shane Te Pou and Phil Quin about the infamous murder case and the state of journalism today.

Content warning: this episode contains mentions of murder and a brief mention of sexual assault.