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All Fall Down : Three Crooked Kings : Book 3 - Matthew Condon

All Fall Down

Three Crooked Kings : Book 3

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Published: 23rd September 2015
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The gripping finale to Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers brings to a close Matthew Condon's best-selling true-crime trilogy.

In 1983, the soon-to-be-knighted Police Commissioner Terry Lewis continues to turn a blind eye to the operation of The Joke, a highly organised system of graft payments from illegal gambling, prostitution and illicit drugs. As the tentacles of this fraudulent vice network spread, the fabric holding together the police, judiciary and political system starts to unravel. All Fall Down offers an unprecedented insight into the Fitzgerald Inquiry and Lewis's subsequent years in prison, and explores the real story behind the dramatic exit of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. Drawing from interviews with key players who have, until now, been afraid to speak publicly, All Fall Down celebrates the bravery of those unsung heroes who risked everything to expose the truth.

This epic trilogy provides the definitive account of an unforgettable period in Queensland's history. The devastating consequences of those decades of corruption still reverberate today.

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Scary times

5

I read Matthew Condon's trilogy as research. I'm doing an artist-in-residency coinciding with the release of cabinet minutes relating to the period covered in these books. I was in Brisbane for the latter years covered by the trilogy and thought I knew all there was to know, but Matthew Condon reveals many more details, dark and dramatic. I found it a fascinating tale of corruption and violence, made scarier because it was real. I have ordered his follow-up book, Little Fish Are Sweet, which documents the perils of the writing of the trilogy. If it's as well written as Matthew's other books, I look forward to the read.

Gold Coast

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Not factual

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The quotes Matthew Condon attributed to Ann Garms on pages 455/456 of All Fall Down are blatantly false, the Huey Transcripts refute the validity and credibility of the version of events portrayed. The publisher QLD University Press and Condon refuse to disclose the documents allegedly containing this false version of events, what have they got to hide? the truth!

Brisbane

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Based on false info

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The quotes Matthew Condon attributed to Ann Garms are blatantly false, the Huey Transcripts refute the validity and credibility of the version of events portrayed. The publisher QLD University Press and Condon refuse to disclose the documents allegedly containing this false version of events, what have they got to hide? the truth!

Brisbane

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Excellent expose of Queensland shocking history

5

In depth narrative about a very sorry time in the Queensland Police Force and in Queensland generally. It would particularly appeal to readers who lived through that era in Queensland.

Brisbane

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A good read

4

A very informative read......as were the first 2 books in this trilogy. So glad I read them

Dunbogan NSW

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'For a long time in the Queensland police force, speaking out achieved nothing but hardship, loneliness and fear. Those involved in misconduct were not punished. Those who reported it were.' Fizgerald Inquiry Report

Matthew Condon

Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe , was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night at the Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller , The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction.

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ISBN: 9780702253539
ISBN-10: 0702253537
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 23rd September 2015
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.3  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 22.5
Edition Number: 3