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Best-selling true crime books by Kathryn Bonella

Snowing in Bali

Snowing in Bali takes you deep into lives of Bali's biggest western cocaine bosses who started trafficking drugs to pay to stay and surf.

Snowing in Bali shows the debauched and decadent highs.
And the lows. Two were executed by firing squad, others jailed for years. You will never see Bali the same way again.

A graphic insight into the hidden world of Bali’s top western cocaine bosses.
With unprecedented access into their lives, author of best-selling true crime writer Kathryn Bonella charts their rise to incredible wealth and power and also follows many to the depths of hell when they are busted.

- Tracks Magazine

‘I was always a kind of pirate. If I have my clothes and money, I can go anywhere and adapt myself.'

- Jorge, Brazilian surfer and drug boss


These drug bosses ski in Europe, surf in Bali, hook up with celebrity models and live in five-star hotels. They're 24/7 party boys with brass balls, steely nerves and reckless ambitions.

They pay for their high-risk, hedonistic lifestyle by trafficking cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana on international flights and through the world’s biggest airports.

This true crime book tells the adrenaline-pumping story of the world’s most audacious drug runners and the police hunt, ‘Operation Playboy’, to track them down.

Hotel Kerobokan
Hotel K

This bestselling true crime book takes you deep inside Bali's notorious jail, showing the violent to the bizarre to the hilarious.
In the heart of the tourist Mecca, its dirty white walls touch paradise, but inside it's a weird kind of hell.
Filled with a United Nations of prisoners crushed together, there's no separation. Tourists caught with an ecstasy pill sleep beside serial killers.

In this dark world, drugs flow more freely than water, guards work for prisoner drug bosses, and like any hotel, you can pay for a day out at the beach or a room upgrade.
"My heart is crying baby. If I was in jail in fucking New York ... but I'm in jail in Bali. I know that five minutes outside the front door I had the ocean. For a surfer, it makes it worse that you are in Bali and the waves are very good right outside your front door." - Brazilian surfer

“. . . an insightful and sharply observed account of life inside Indonesia’s most notorious prison. Bonella casts a cool journalistic eye over some horrific events.”

Sun Herald

Schapelle Corby My Story
No More Tomorrows

This #1 best-selling true crime book tells the story of Schapelle Corby who served almost 10 years in a Bali jail for a crime she's always denied.

Only 27-years old when she flew to Bali on a two week holiday, it would be 14 years before she flew home.
Arrested at Denpasar airport with 4.2kilos of marijuana in her body board bag, her story captivated Australia. Her 20-year sentence handed down in the Bali court room was broadcast live on every network in Australia.

In this updated edition, Schapelle exposes the horrors of this jail, how she coped and almost killed herself. She also tells of her bittersweet homecoming.

Whether you believe she's guilty or not, Schapelle's story is utterly compelling.

“Schapelle’s story is like no other — a young woman experiencing the unimaginable, and enduring the unendurable with courage, strength and humour.”


About Kathryn

After graduating in Journalism from RMIT University in Melbourne, Kathryn covered stories across the globe for both television and print. She spent five years producing stories for tv program 60 Minutes, including Schapelle Corby’s bust in Bali; the Bali terrorist bombings; Princess Mary’s wedding in Copenhagen and the bitter feud between orthodontists and dentists over braces and ruining faces.