Throughout the past century, Melbourne has spawned its fair share of notorious criminals’ some more infamous than others.
In this compelling and comprehensive book, Britain’s top true crime writer James Morton and former barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez take you on a tour of Melbourne’s criminal past, visiting Australia’s favourite larrikin, Squizzy Taylor, career criminals, Chopper Read and the Pettingill family, as well as chronicling the long-running Painters and Dockers’ Union and recent Melbourne gang wars.
Along the way, tales of Melbourne’s talented stand-over men, contract killers, robbers, conmen, brothel keepers, biker gangs, drug dealers and corrupt cops offer an extraordinary insight into this colourful and mysterious world.
Vivid and explosive, Gangland Melbourneis compulsive reading.
About the Authors
James Morton, a former defence lawyer in England, is one of Britain's leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling 'Gangland' series.
Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal broadcaster on 'The Law Report' (radio) and 'Law Matters' (TV). She has written feature articles for 'The Age' and columns for the 'Sunday Herald Sun'.
They are the co-authors of the best selling Gangland Australia as well as Dangerous to Know.
"A roller-coaster ride through Australia's colourful history of organized crime." --Larissa Dubecki, Age, on "Gangland Australia"
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st July 2011
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4 x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.246
Edition Number: 1