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Huckstepp : A Dangerous Life - Mr. John Dale


A Dangerous Life


Published: 1st May 2015
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A true crime classic, the bestselling Huckstepp investigates the murder of a charismatic woman who has fascinated Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse NSW detectives of shooting her boyfriend in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence.

This is a true story, brilliantly told, of a courageous woman who spoke out against corruption and murder.

About the Author

John Dale (born 15 January, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian author of crime fiction and true crime books. He completed a Doctorate of Creative Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1999, and subsequently joined the UTS writing Program where he is Professor of Writing and Director of the UTS Centre for New Writing.


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A must have for anyone with an interest in 'True Australian Crime'

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`A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals.' The Australian
A brilliantly constructed record of one of Kings Cross' most infamous characters. A great city story. * The Australian *
A fine and disciplined piece of writing. * HQ *
Only the very famous - or infamous - are known by a single name. Huckstepp conjures memories of the bad old days in Sydney; of a time when cops and crims were as likely to be allies as enemies. In the age of Underbelly, John Dale's new edition of Huckstepp is a timely reminder of the human cost behind the headlines. Through extensive interviews with those who knew, loved and used Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, Dale vividly recreates a time when heroin was currency, and corruption and murder were the everyday tools of violent men. It is a deadly, dangerous, brutal world, depicted with realism, not romanticism. For some, the name Huckstepp will forever carry a frisson of excitement, the promise of secrets, sex, drugs and crime. In this book, Dale ensures that Sallie-Anne's name will also forever remind us of that fateful moment when a young woman with a gap-toothed smile and a story to tell naively believed that publicity would guarantee her protection. Huckstepp is still famous, but her story runs deeper than the headlines. In this book, Dale takes the reader beyond the underbelly, into the very belly of the beast. -- P.M. Newton

ISBN: 9781922057945
ISBN-10: 1922057940
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2015
Publisher: Brio Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised