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The first king of Melbourne's underbelly.Melbourne in the 1920s a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe. Guns were fired in Fitzroy vendettas police were shot gangs operated in hotels and brothels ...Through it all strode the notorious Squizzy Taylor with not a speck of evidence to give him away. The daily press eagerly reported his crimes as he continued to outwit police. The activities of his gang brought to a head such public issues as keeping jurors' names secret police corruption and capital punishment.But who was he really? Was he the boss of the underworld? Or was he just a bloody-minded criminal who got what he deserved? And what is it in the spirt of Melbourne that keeps the legend of Squizzy Taylor alive today?

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