On June 22, 1954, Pauline Parker, 16, murdered her mother, 45 year old Honorah Parker, with the assistance of her friend, 15-year-old Juliet Hulme, in Christchurch, New Zealand. After serving their sentences, the pair re-entered society with new identities, which were ultimately uncovered around the release of a 1994 film based on the crime, Peter Jackson’s ‘Heavenly Creatures’.

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Joanne Drayton. “The Search for Anne Perry: the Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer.” Arcade Publishing, 2012. 

Peter Graham. “Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century.” Skyhorse Publishing, 2011. (also published as “So Brilliantly Clever.”)

“We were not lesbians, says former Juliet Hulme.” March 4, 2006. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/we-were-not-lesbians-says-former-juliet-hulme/V4WK54EI7YUVO6UMNKPOE7NRG4/

“What happened to the teenage girls involved in NZ's shocking Parker-Hulme murder case from 1954?” July 9, 2019. https://www.nowtolove.co.nz/news/real-life/pauline-parker-juliet-hulme-murder-case-christchurch-where-now-anne-perry-hilary-nathan-41688