Some of Australia's most bizarre crimes had their genesis over a seemingly innocent meal in a city restaurant. This is a collection of the best known, written by two of Australia's leading crime reporters, Jennifer Cooke of The Sydney Morning Herald and Sandra Harvey. Colourful racing identities... prominent Sydney businessmen... the Melbourne Mafia... they're all here...
Father's Day 1984: seven people die in a blaze of gunfire on a sunny afternoon in a hotel car park.
Among the dead, a fifteen year old girl caught in the crossfire when two heavily-armed bikie gangs, the Comancheros and the Bandidos, clash.
Brothers in Arms tells the extraordinary story of this murderous outbreak, from its vicious beginnings in the closed world of Sydney's motorcycle gangs to its inevitable end in death and imprisonment.
About the Author
Sandra is a former Sydney Morning Herald journalist.
In an article today on The Sydney Morning Herald's site it's been announced that Sandra Harvey has died after a short battle with cancer. She was 49 years old.
Just a short snippet from the article:
"Harvey, a former Sydney Morning Herald and AAP journalist, wrote a number of acclaimed non-fiction books about notorious Australian crimes.