Larry Writer

THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK OF TRUE CRIME - Larry Writer

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Book Title: 
The Australian Book of True Crime
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781741962079
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Pier 9
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Australian Book of True Crime

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Twenty-one of Australia's most startling real-life crimes, from the late 1800's to the present day are collected here in one gripping volume. Using exhaustive research, court records, police statements and original interviews, Larry Writer offers fascinating new insights into the lives of some of Australia's most notorious villains and their victims.

ISBN: 
9781741962079
Publisher: 
Murdoch Books

Bumper: The Life And Times Of Frank 'Bumper' Farrell

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Frank Bumper Farrell was the roughest, toughest street cop and leader of a vice squad Australia has ever seen.

Strong as a bull, with cauliflowered ears and fists like hams, Bumper's beat from 1938 to 1976 was the most lawless in the land - the mean streets of Kings Cross and inner Sydney.

ISBN: 
9780733624896
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

UNDERBELLY - RAZOR - Larry Writer

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Book Title: 
Razor
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742610702
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Razor, Larry Writer

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Tried to watch the TV series - couldn't stomach it.  Did find this book fascinating when it first came out in (I think) 2002 - and there's a new edition around now connected to the Underbelly franchise.

Blurb from the Book:

In the 1920s and '30s in inner Sydney, some of the most terrifying criminals in Australia's history waged war with razor and gun over the spoils of illegal drugs and alcohol, prostitution, gambling and extortion.

Razor

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The true story of the netherworld of violence and crime that existed in the inner-city ghettoes of East Sydney in the 1920s, and the extraordinary characters that populated it. Gang leaders like Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and Phil Jeffs made fortunes, whilst their henchmen extorted, bashed and killed with impunity.

ISBN: 
0330363352
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2002

Larry Writer

Author Information
Writer, Larry

About the Author

A former editor, senior journalist and London bureau chief for Australian Consolidated Press and Time Inc Magazines, Larry currently freelances for The Australian Weekend Magazine and Wish magazine. Writer lives in Sydney with his wife Carol, sons Tom and Casey and labrador Maddie.

Other passions are swimming, reading, music, movies and the Sydney Roosters. He plays the ukelele - badly.