Adelaide in South Australia is a city of arts, culture, sport and magnificent old churches. It’s also accused of being the murder capital of the world – with more serial killers, per capita, than anywhere else.

It’s a macabre reputation the city can’t shake, and barely scratches the surface of what Adelaide truly is. City of Evil outlines grotesque criminal cases and explains why Adelaide is seen as Australia’s happy hunting ground of bizarre crime.

From the unsolved disappearance of the Beaumont children in 1966 to the ‘Bodies in the Barrels’ case that resulted in the longest criminal trial in South Australia’s history, this series is both gripping and gruesome. Historians, psychologists and sociologists detail the connection between Adelaide’s founding and its criminal history. City of Evil investigates why social factors and secrecy have become part of Adelaide’s DNA when it comes to the brutal and peculiar nature of its crimes.

They call Adelaide ‘The City of Churches’. What they forget is that every church has a graveyard – and every graveyard is full of skeletons.