Whiticker & Mullins Co Authors
Alan Whiticker and Stuart Mullins have known each other since they were seventeen.They both attended the same teachers college at Penrith at the close of the 1970’s .Nepean College of Advanced Education now the University of Western Sydney .They became qualified teachers.
However , both left the profession after several years . Stuart becoming a high end corporate then hospitality executive recruiter in Tokyo Japan then Australia. Starting his own recruitment company in the early 1990s in Sydney .Alan left teaching to become a very successful author / writer with over fifty publications to his name and still going strong .
Alan teamed up with Stuart to produce Searching for the Beaumont Children 2006 which became a best seller
Why they teamed up ? Mullins was born in Glenelg in the late 1950s . He grew up in Seacombe Gardens which is not more than a few suburbs south from where the Beaumont children lived at Somerton Park. Where the Worthley’s bus Jane , Aarna and Grant caught that day to the beach originated from his suburb. Mullins also with his friends frequented the beach side suburbs of Seacliffe, Brighton and Glenelg in the 1960’s. AND Mullins cousin Mostyn Matters was the Glenelg Detective in January 1966 that initially spoke to Mr Beaumont regarding his missing children. Further more Mostyn’s wife Dianna’s auntie Beth served Jane Beaumont that day at Wenzel’s bakery.
Whiticker was also born in the late 1950s and grew up in the 1960s in Penrith 40 kms west of Sydney . Penrith is located at the base of the Blue Mountains. A place that is also close to Alans heart. Alan with his brothers and sisters and his friends would go swimming and jumping off the wier ( not that his parents knew ) in the picturesque Nepean River or adventuring the foot hills and beyond of the blue mountains.The numerous streams, rock pools and dirt tracks……..adventure in the 1960s beckoned.In the holidays he and his friends like Mullins were up at dawn to venture out for the day with the only proviso : Be back before the street lights come on . But for Jane, Arnna and Grant they were never to return from their adventure to Glenelg beach that January day in 1966.
One week after Mullins spoke to Whiticker about writing a book regarding the Beaumont Children Whiticker called:
Are you sitting down? You will not believe this.
My publisher contacted me and asked if I would be interested in researching and writing a true crime book regarding the disappearance of the Beaumont Children. Since you know the lay of the land in Adelaide are you in ? ” It was the first of many coincidences that have continued well into 2017/18
The book Searching for the Beaumont Children published 2006 John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd sold very well indeed in fact a best seller for Whiticker and inspired many a person to call Alan . A large number of them crackpots with conspiracy theories but one phone call in particular was different . This caller passed information onto Whiticker which had him intently listening as it started to ring some loud bells. Whiticker promptly called Mullins .
The Information that Whiticker relayed to Mullins sent a shiver down their collective spines.
The caller? Angela Phipps Fyfe.
This call lead to over 11 years of investigative work by Mullins with the expert assistance of Bill Hayes Private Detective with 12 years of experience with SAPOL major crime. All this investigative work was backed up by the level head and meticulous writing and historical research skills of Alan Whiticker . To culminate onto the publication of the The Satin Man Uncovering the mystery of the missing Beaumont Children . A Best Seller 2015 2016 and 2018
The wolf in the disappearance of the Beaumont children has never been too far from the door.
These children never left Glenelg.
Page put together by Stuart Mullins .
The Satin Man.
Uncovering the Mystery of the Beaumont Children” was written due to a tip off. A tip off which resulted in ten years of investigation in which Whiticker and Mullins continued their hunt for the truth .The Satin Man book looks at a new potential suspect, a person of influence, money, persuasiveness and power . A family patriarch a man with a peculiar predilection for Satin may have been involved.A person hidden in clear sight