True Crime

Review - Mayhem, Matthew Thompson

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Mayhem
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Australia
ISBN: 
9781743535950
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True Crime
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Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Good Cop, Justine Ford

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The Good Cop
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Australia
ISBN: 
9781743534403
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Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother, Grantlee Kieza

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Mrs Kelly: The Astonishing Life of Ned Kelly's Mother
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733331572
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Category: 
Biography
True Crime
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Murder at Myall Creek, Mark Tedeschi

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Was extremely fortunate to read this over the weekend. Beautifully written story about not just the trial but the legal mind behind so much that we take for granted (and should be grateful for) in this country.

From the Blurb:

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

#amreading The Drowned Man, Brendan James Murray

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Another from the greatly overdue pile.

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A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?

The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’

But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?

#amreading Mayhem, Matthew Thompson

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The final from this weekend's reading pile.

From the Blurb:

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of six weeks.

#amreading Busted, Keith Moor

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From over the weekend's reading pile - one about the Calabrian Mafia in Australia and the largest haul of ecstasy in the world.

From the Blurb:

Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia.

In 2007, Melbourne customs officials intercepted 15 million ecstasy tablets hidden in 3000 tomato tins arriving from Naples, Italy – the largest haul of ecstasy in the world. The seized pills had a street value of $440 million.

#amreading The Squad, Yoni Bashan

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Another from the weekend's reading - particularly interesting as this is something I'd not known a lot about beforehand.

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A gritty and compelling account of an elite police group, the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS).

#amreading Code of Silence, Colin Dillon with Tom Gilling

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One from a long weekend pretty much spent reading.

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The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened to him.

'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'

Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story.