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Gangland Australia

Author : James Morton
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Gangland Australia details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have made up the criminal and gangland scene in Australia for over two centuries. In this fully updated and bestselling book, Britain's top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Australia's talented contract killers, brothel keepers, club owners, robbers, bikers, standover men, conmen and drug dealers, and also examine the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have helped and hindered the growth of criminal empires. Vivid and explosive, Gangland Australia is compulsive reading.

Gangland Crimes That Shocked Australia

Author : Ian Ferguson
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Featuring the latest information about the murder of Des Moran, including Judy Moran's involvement, these are the gritty stories of Australia's crime world. A hive of secret activity the Australian gangland world is fraught with double-crossings, murders, theft, violence and fraud. Living by their own set of rules and regulations, which often involve crooked members of government and the police force, this is your chance to gain a real insight into how the minds and groups of these gangs really work.

Gangland Sydney

Author : James Morton
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Gangland Sydney details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Sydney from the mid-1800s to the present day.In this compelling book, Britain's top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Sydney's standover men, contract killers, robbers, brothel keepers, biker gangs and drug dealers, and also examine the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have helped and hindered the growth of these criminal empires.Vivid and explosive, Gangland Sydney is compulsive reading.

Melbourne s Gangland Killings

Author : Paul Anderson
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Takes the reader through the chilling criminal slayings that have shocked, and continue to shock Melbourne, linking the players and events that make up Melbourne's underworld crime scene.

Meanjin

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Gangland North South West

Author : James Morton
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The last volume in the best-selling series, Gangland North, South & West looks at crime in South and Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. In addition to contract killing, prostitution, robbery, illegal gambling and the stand-over game, in these regions there has been a healthy living to be made from gold, diamond and pearl thefts. Eastern criminals travel west, south and north to meet and do business, or battle with home-grown stalwarts such as Shiner Ryan, said to be able to open a lock with his hand behind his back; Spadger Bray, suspected of three murders and himself shot dead a decade later; blackmailing brothel madam Shirley Finn, executed on a Perth golf course, and many, many others. Gangland North, South & West is everything that makes life worth living in the underworld.

Gangland Melbourne

Author : James Morton
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Gangland Melbourne details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Melbourne from the late 1800s to the present day. In this compelling book, Britain's top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Melbourne's standover men, contract killers, robbers, brothel keepers and drug dealers, and also examine the role the police have played in both helping and hindering the growth of these criminal empires. In particular, Melbourne's criminal past is explored through its famous villainous families, the Painters' and Dockers' union war of the 1970s and the more recent underworld gangland killings.Vivid and explosive, Gangland Melbourne is compulsive reading.

Gangland Queensland

Author : James Morton
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From the authors of the bestselling books Gangland Australia, Gangland Sydney and Gangland Queensland, comes the next in the series. Gangland Queensland heads north of the border to tell exploits of a colourful pantheon of mobsters, shysters, club owners, drug dealers, black hand gangs, crooked police, and bikers over the last century.Beginning with the drug and sex trades of the early 1900s, and including the infamous fire at the Whiskey Au Go Go club, the explosive revelations of The Fitzgerald Inquiry and organized crime syndicates like Japan's Yakuza, authors James Morton and Susanna Lobez examine the scale of Queensland's crime scene in forensic and fascinating detail. Gangland Queensland is compulsive reading.

Gangland

Author : Mark Davis
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Regularly cited in the media a decade after it was first published, Mark Davis Gangland has become a landmark in recent Australian cultural debate. This new, third edition of the book adds a substantial 10,000-word update to the original chapters and brings the book right up to the minute. Ten years on, Davis arguments still hold, and Gangland remains the last word on the debate about the stranglehold that baby-boomers and their chummy networks of patronage continue to hold over Australian life. But with a twist. Since the book was written a new gang has completed its ascendancy. Conservatives now dominate the cultural landscape and the 1970s generation of cultural commentators who were the focus of the book find themselves on the outer and on the defensive. And what about generations X and Y? In his assessment of their fortunes Davis exposes how they are being left out of the picture in Australia's current economic boom, used as guinea pigs at the leading edge of workplace reform, cut out of the housing market, and often heavily indebted by user-pays education. This tenth anniversary edition of Gangland puts it back into print and back to the forefront of debate.

My Story

Author : Judith Moran
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'I have lived in a world of whispered conversations and secrets. I have lived in a world of murder, corruption, bribery, crime and fear. A world where to ask too many questions would see you belted for your curiosity. A world with rules for men and where women know their place... I am a wife with no husband. I am a mother with no children.' Judith Moran is an extraordinary survivor - she has has been in remission from cancer from nearly forty years and survived an horrific car accident. She has also found herself at the centre of the gangland murders in Melbourne, a vendetta which has so far claimed twenty-four lives, including those of her ex-husband and her two sons, one of whom was gunned down in front of his children. MY STORY is Judith's life in unflinching and shocking detail, a life filled with heartache and trauma, violence and intimidation, and also, suprisingly, a lot of humour and love. This is the story behind the headlines, by someone whom the media has portrayed in a certain way without ever speaking to her, showing utter disregard for her feelings. This is the story of a wife and mother whose life was devastated by the shocking murders of her family - an unspeakable loss that would destroy most people. Judith's strength will amaze you. Her story will move you to tears.

Gangland

Author : James Morton
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Gangland figures cannot function without their lawyers - their mouthpieces - who speak for them in court, obtain bail, throw doubt on the evidence and, if all that fails, try to obtain a reduced sentence. However, in the underworld, this is only half the job. Although many lawyers are honest, possibly the preferred type of lawyer for Gangland figures is dishonest - a shyster - who will act as a go-between with the police, provide false alibis, bribe and intimidate witnesses, jurors and judges and, from time to time, finance and set up robberies and burglaries. Occasionally these lawyers will kill on their own or their client's behalf, or may be killed themselves.

Gangland The Revised Edition

Author : Mark Davis
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Panics over the culture wars, political correctness and victim feminism, rap music, ecstasy and body piercings...our cultural landscape is currently peppered with examples of a desperately backward-looking stasis and a fearful hanging-on. In Gangland Mark Davis analyses the dated ideals and assumptions of Australia's cultural establishment, and their near monopoly on cultural debate. Who are these people? What do they do? How is their influence affecting public forums and the media? Where does that leave the young people of today? Davis's irreverent prose cuts across the moral panics and anxieties that characterise Australian culture to detect a deep-seated fear of change - a fear that is often expressed as hostility towards youth. Gangland names names and maps networks, laying bare the discrepancies between reality and the images peddled by some of Australia's most popular thinkers, questioning the ideas that have characterised Australia in the nineties. 'Deserves to become a manifesto for a disenfranchised generation' Australian Financial Review 'Finally somebody on the side of late teens and twentysomethings in Australia...[a] brilliant argument of a book' Adrian Smart, Cream 'Gangland has sparked a valuable debate, one which I've been looking forward to for years' Kathy Bail, Australian Book Review

Carl Williams

Author : Adam Shand
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Unlikely crime boss, serial killer, prison snitch, suburban boy turned bad, cult hero – who was the real Carl Williams? When the 'baby-faced killer' met his shocking end in Barwon Prison's maximum-security unit, he left in his wake a trail of brutal murders, an underworld in flames, a police service stinking of corruption, and a broken family. How could a bogan boy from Broadmeadows, underestimated by all as lazy and stupid, have risen to the top of Melbourne's crime scene and created such widespread havoc? Bestselling author Adam Shand takes us into Carl's world: the family poverty that made him hungry for success at any cost, the shifting sands of allegiances within the rival crime factions, and the fear, greed and thirst for revenge that drove him to murder. From Williams' early forays into the drug trade, the gunshot wound to the stomach that sparked a bloody gangland war, through to the car-crash fascination of his relationship with Roberta, Shand shows us the man behind the cocky grin, and examines how and why he came to his grisly end.

Gangland Oz

Author : James Morton
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Devious, daring, cunning ... but ultimately too greedy, too cocky. Gangland Oz: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow exposes the country's pantheon of crooks and criminals since the first convicts stepped ashore and got to work. Ten years on from the original bestselling Gangland Australia, top true-crime writer James Morton and barrister and broadcaster Susanna Lobez conspire again to track the rise and fall of Australia's talented contract killers, brothel keepers, robbers, bikers, standover merchants, conmen and drug dealers. They examine the role of police, politicians and lawyers who have aided and busted criminal empires and look at the recent rise of youth gangs, cyber crime, identity theft and sexploitation scams. Vivid and explosive, Gangland Oz: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is compulsive reading.

Line of Sight

Author : David Whish-Wilson
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When a brothel madam is shot on a Perth golf course in 1975 it should be a routine murder enquiry. But it isn't. In fact there's barely an investigation at all, and Superintendent Swann thinks he knows why. Heroin is the new drug in town and the money is finding its way into some very respectable hands. It's the brave or the foolish who accuse their fellow cops of corruption, and sometimes not even Swann is sure which he is. Especially when those he's pointing the finger at have mates in every stronghold of power in the state – big business, organised crime, the government. He might have won the first round by forcing a royal commission, but the judge is an ailing patsy and the outcome seems predetermined. If that's not enough to contend with, Swann's teenage daughter has disappeared, he doesn't know whether she's alive or not, and the word on the street is he's a dead man walking. Line of Sight is classic crime noir, a tale of dark corruption set in a city of sun and heat. 'The novel is beautifully crafted. The characterisation is flawless and economical, the plot has a creeping intensity that grows greater and greater as it progresses to the unexpected conclusion.' The West Australian 'This is first rate crime noir.' Sun Herald 'This is hard-boiled and riveting writing, with a sense of place and urgency...A notable addition to Australia's crime-writing canon.' Crime Factory 'Gripping and well-constructed . . . A satisfying twist to the end of the tale.' The Advertiser

Lives of Crime

Author : Gary Tippet
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Over twenty-five tales of grisly murders and suspicious killings are laid out for inspection, including the story of the Police Killers and tales of the seedy Melbourne underworld

Bibliographic Index

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Overland

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Underbelly The Gangland War

Author : John Silvester
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The book behind the hard-hitting TV drama. This is Australia's underbelly ... bullet holes and all.

The Bulletin

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