PIXIE - Inside a world of drugs, sex and violence
Published by Hardie Grant Books July 2009
Andrea Mohr's CV is an eye-opening read: drug runner, hostess, money launderer, drug dealer and importer amongst other criminal activities. Alongside this was a glamorous life filled with travel, movie stars and easy money. But the dark side of drugs and addiction eventually saw her serving five years jail for importing 5.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Australia. Andrea was sent to Deer Park, a maximum security women's prison, a violent, corrupt, mismanaged facility where there were more drugs inside than outside, and where one of her fellow inmates nicknamed her Pixie.
In Pixie she looks back on her involvement in drug smuggling that took her to exotic locations around the world including Columbia, the USA, Thailand and Indonesia. Andrea introduces us to the people she meets and gives us a rare insight into a criminal world few know. It's a frank and shockingly truthful account of a life filled with dizzying highs - with terrible consequences. Her book is a blend of vivid dialogues, unforgettable characters, amazing adventures and evocations of the violence of prison life. But as a sub-text Andrea explores police corruption and the outcomes of justice and punishment.
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BLUTROT - not yet published
Blutrot is a collection of more than 25 short stories, partly written while Andrea Mohr was imprisoned in the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre from 1999-2004 in Melbourne, Australia. More stories have been added since her release in 2004, when she returned to Germany.
Two of the stories were chosen by the best selling author, Howard Marks, to be published in his coming book called „Tripping“.
One story will be published by the Austrian publishing house Driesch in their new literature magazin in May 2010.
The themes in these stories are a colourful spectrum of life including: injustice, discrimination, prison, crime, drugs, war and peace, violence, women, love and travel amongst some childhood memories. For decades Andrea travelled around the globe, spending many months in foreign countries that include Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, South Pacific islands, Thailand, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, America and Africa. Some stories have autobiographic roots. A few stories are fiction.
CHERIE - not yet published
A light-hearted women´s tale of our times that includes a beautiful love story. Through the story of Cherie who is newly released from prison and has to re-enter German society and find a place for herself, we learn more about relations with the opposite sex described with humour and candour. Along the way she falls in love with a most unusual man. Besides she tries to make a career as a writer and entertainer. Andrea uses her second chance to have a happy life after all.
Like Pixie this is a revealing story about a part of life few know about. It also describes something but that will be not revealed yet.
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Ich konnte Ihr Buch nicht mehr aus der Hand legen und möchte Ihnen für Ihre Zukunft alles Gute wünschen und freue mich auf Ihr zweites Buch. Alles Gute auch Ihren Ex-Mitgefangenen. Ihre Arbeit als Peerworkerin hat mich sehr beeindruckt und hoffentlich werde solche Aktionen weitergeführt.
Freundliche Grüsse Christa Frei-Dürr