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The Most Memorable Books: 2014

Because it's been such a stellar year for Crime Fiction - a Most Memorable of the Year List before Christmas seems like a plan in case anybody is thinking about books to spoil themselves / friends / family with. Of course the year isn't over yet and I fully expect a few more "memorables" between now and the end of December, if the previous 11 months have been any indication.

The ones that simply will not go out of my head:

Review - ONCE UPON A TIME IN MELBOURNE, Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862331
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Underworld
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Once Upon a Time in Melbourne, Liam Houlihan

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Should have got a lot of things done over the weekend. Couldn't put this down instead.

From the Blurb:

Dirty Cops. Lying Politicians. Vampire Gigolos . . . An Unbelievable True Story.

Once Upon A Time in Melbourne

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Dirty Cops. Lying Politicians. Vampire Gigolos . . . An Unbelievable True Story.

Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home—rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees. 

ISBN: 
9780522862331
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Houlihan, LIam

Liam Houlihan is an award-winning journalist and former lawyer. He has reported from New York, Washington DC, from Sri Lanka after the tsunami, and Singapore for underworld figure Mick Gatto’s pursuit of missing Opes Prime money. He was the Sunday Herald Sun’s crime reporter for five years from 2007 until 2011 during the rise and fall of police chiefs Christine Nixon and Simon Overland. He is currently a News Editor at the Herald Sun

Badlands

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Two bound Thai prostitutes are thrown into a Northern Territory river teeming with crocodiles.

An elderly father and son are chopped to pieces by tomahawk-wielding ferals in Tasmania.

A 'brave heart' youth worker is found savagely battered to death in Sydney for no apparent reason, mysteriously with false teeth in his pocket.

And in Melbourne a gay man is locked up for murder but insists he was only telling tales.

ISBN: 
9780522857849
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Houlihan, Liam

Liam Houlihan is a multi-award winning journalist and former lawyer. He has reported from New York (for the NY Post), Washington DC (briefly in the White House Press Pool), from Sri Lanka after the Boxing Day tsunami, from Singapore for Mick Gatto's pursuit of missing Opes Prime money, and around the nation. He is Crime Reporter with the Sunday Herald Sun whose police and underworld exclusives are regularly syndicated around the nation.

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