Matthew Condon

THREE CROOKED KINGS - Matthew Condon

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Book Title: 
Three Crooked Kings
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702238918
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Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2013

AustCrime - April Wrap Up

April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.

CR - Three Crooked Kings, Matthew Condon

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This is a true crime book that I've been champing at the bit to get to.

From the Blurb:

The first of two explosive investigative books – Underbelly meets the narrative storytelling of Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner

Three Crooked Kings

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The first of two explosive investigative books – Underbelly meets the narrative storytelling of Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner

In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland before his spectacular downfall and imprisonment after the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s.

ISBN: 
978-0-7022-3891-8
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

AustCrime - March Wrap Up

This March wrap up is, of course, late. But then, I'm the reader and a lousy blog writer. The books that are keeping me distracted are written by those writer type people. This month has been an interesting bag of ups and downs, highlights and potential. Apologies to those for whom I'm very late with reviews. It's been ridiculously hectic in these parts - what with himself overseas, and the ongoing "dry spell". (Lovely bit of spin that, nicely pitched as a tad of an inconvenience rather than the actuality of bugger all rain for 10 months and counting).

THE TOE TAG QUINTET - Matthew Condon

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Book Title: 
The Toe Tag Quintet
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742756691
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Short Stories
Location: 
Gold Coast
Brisbane
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - The Toe Tag Quintet, Matthew Condon

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A set of short stories, I've been reading these in an amongst other things.

From the Blurb:

Retirement can be murder! The adventures of a former Sydney detective from 21 Division who, in his prime, collared some of the most murderous criminals in Australian history yet, on retiring to the Gold Coast in Queensland, along with half of the criminal milieu he once pursued, is shot, king-hit, tortured, and thrown from buildings in his relentless pursuit of justice.

The Toe Tag Quintet

Author's Home Country: 
Condon
Matthew
Category: 
Contemporary Fiction
Crime Fiction

Retirement can be murder!

The adventures of a former Sydney detective from 21 Division who, in his prime, collared some of the most murderous criminals in Australian history yet, on retiring to the Gold Coast in Queensland, along with half of the criminal milieu he once pursued, is shot, king-hit, tortured, and thrown from buildings in his relentless pursuit of justice.

ISBN: 
9781742756691
Location: 
Gold Coast
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Matthew Condon

Author Information
Condon, Matthew

Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe, was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night at the Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller, The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction.