BeschreibungGangland 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.Vivid and explosive, Gangland Melbourne is compulsive reading.
PortraitJames Morton, a former defence lawyer in England, is one of Britain's leading experts on crime, and the author of more than twenty books including his best-selling Gangland series. Susanna Lobez is an actor-turned-barrister-turned-broadcaster. She has been an ABC specialist legal broadcaster 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 the co-authors of the best selling Gangland Australia as well as Dangerous to Know, an Encyclopedia of Australasian Crime. James Morton is also the co-author with Herald Sun journalist Russell Robinson of Shotgun and Standover, an account of the Painters and Dockers' Union.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Melbourne University Publishing
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2011
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM