Gangland Melbourne details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Melbourne from the late 1800s to the present day. In this compelling book, Britain's top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Melbourne's standover men, contract killers, robbers, brothel keepers and drug dealers, and also examine the role the police have played in both helping and hindering the growth of these criminal empires. In particular, Melbourne's criminal past is explored through its famous villainous families, the Painters' and Dockers' union war of the 1970s and the more recent underworld gangland killings.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
- 01 Oct 2011
- Melbourne University Press
- Victory Books
- Melbourne, Australia
- 6 black and white photographs
Other books in this series
"A roller-coaster ride through Australia's colourful history of organized crime." --Larissa Dubecki, Age, on "Gangland Australia"
About Susanna Lobez
James Morton is the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling Gangland series. Susanna Lobez has been an ABC specialist legal broadcaster on The Law Report (radio) and Law Matters (TV). They are the co-authors of Gangland Australia as well as Dangerous to Know.