Gangland North South & West

Gangland North South & West

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The last volume in the best-selling series, Gangland North, South & West looks at crime in South and Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. In addition to contract killing, prostitution, robbery, illegal gambling and the stand-over game, in these regions there has been a healthy living to be made from gold, diamond and pearl thefts. Eastern criminals travel west, south and north to meet and do business, or battle with home-grown stalwarts such as Shiner Ryan, said to be able to open a lock with his hand behind his back; Spadger Bray, suspected of three murders and himself shot dead a decade later; blackmailing brothel madam Shirley Finn, executed on a Perth golf course, and many, many others. Gangland North, South & West is everything that makes life worth living in the underworld.show more

Product details

  • Paperback
  • 133 x 199 x 18mm | 249g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • VIC, Australia
  • 0522866751
  • 9780522866759
  • 1,017,055

Author information

James Morton, a former defence lawyer, is one of Britain s leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including the bestselling Gangland series. Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned- broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal presenter on The Law Report (radio) and Law Matters (TV). She has written feature articles for The Age and columns for the Sunday Herald Sun. They are also the co-authors of the bestselling Dangerous to Know and Kings of Stings. James Morton is also the co-author of Shotgun and Standover, an account of the Painters and Dockers union. They have written four books together.show more