Clive Small

Evil Life

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The Calabrian Mafia in Australia is alive and well. This is the first time its real story in this country has ever been told.

The Calabrian mafia is Australia's oldest, largest and most ruthless crime syndicate, trafficking drugs worth billions of dollars and laundering the proceeds through sophisticated international networks.

ISBN: 
9781742374925
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - True Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Starting out with the True Crime list because I CLEARLY have some work to do here:

Betrayed

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Blurb from the book:

'I've cheated, lied and deceived people. I've ruined marriages, ruined lives, ruined relationships, ruined the health of others, not to mention my own.'

What is it really like to live as an undercover cop? Joe and Jessie joined the NSW Police believing they could make a difference, but their whole life became a lie. They were cops pretending to be crooks. And their targets? Drug dealers, criminal gangs and, worst of all, bent police.

ISBN: 
9781741759631
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Smack Express

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Blurb from the book:

Organised crime in Australia doesn't just exist on our television screens. The real world of serious crime operates every day and in every state of the country. It is a multi-billion dollar business and at its core are the drug trade and a world of secrecy and self-protection where intimidation and violence are used as the first and only resort.

ISBN: 
9781742372082
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Blood Money

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Blurb from the book:

Organised crime in Australia is more reckless and more violent than ever before. Controlled by a new wave of gangland bosses, it has broken old taboos and formed alliances that would have once been unthinkable.

So who now holds the power? There are the Middle Eastern gangs whose core business is drugs, the sale and stockpiling of dangerous weapons, extortion and large-scale fraud; the outlaw motorcycle gangs with their fortified club houses and amphetamine labs; and the Calabrian Mafia, always dangerous and opportunistic.

ISBN: 
9781742371870
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Clive Small

Author Information
Small, Clive

About the Author

Clive Small is a former detective and Assistant Commissioner of the NSW Police. His investigations included the murder of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay, the Nugan Hand bank, the shooting of police officer Michael Drury, the murder of Cabramatta MP John Newman and the backpacker murders which led to Ivan Milat being convicted.

BLOOD MONEY - Clive Small & Tom Gilling

Author Information
Book Title: 
Blood Money
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-1-74237-606-6
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Blood Money, Clive Small & Tom Gilling

Book Title: 

I'm about to do a flurry of "what I read over Easter" posts.  This book is a true crime book about connections between Bikies, Terrorists and Middle Eastern Gangs - mostly in Sydney.

From the Blurb:

Organised crime in Australia is more reckless and more violent than ever before.  Controlled by a new wave of gangland bosses, it has broken old taboos and formed alliances that would have once been unthinkable.