Elementary, Ian Wishart book on Scott Watson murders, back on sale at Whitcoulls
A controversial book on the Scott Watson murders is back on sale at Whitcoulls.
The bookseller removed Ian Wishart's Elementary: The Explosive File on Scott Watson and the Disappearance of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope from its shelves following an alleged legal threat by fellow author Keith Hunter.
Hunter had written a book and produced a documentary on the murders and threatened to sue Wishart and anyone selling Elementary if the book contained criticism of his professional conduct.
Wishart said Whitcoulls reversed its decision at 2pm today and the book was now back on shelves. Whitcoulls confirmed it was selling the book again.
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"Their customers clearly want to know what is in this explosive book," Wishart said.
However, anyone keen to read Elementary will have to get in quick - Wishart warned that his publishers had sold out of the first print run.
The book was also selling well on Amazon, thanks in part to the Whitcoulls ban. On Saturday it was the best-selling book in a number of categories, including Forensic Psychology.