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The inside scoop on the Gangland murders... and other Australian true crime stories. true crime with a twist. Here is the criminal underground at work: gangland warriors, serial killers, drug dealers and thieves. Melbourne gangland figures Mick Gatto and Andrew 'Benji' Veniamin and their final, fatal encounter; Peter Dupas, the nerdish-looking serial killer who makes your skin crawl; as well as other, lesser-known names - sex-killer Derek Percy who haunted a lost little boy to his death; the man of God who broke the eighth commandment; the murders behind the infamous Arnott's poisoned biscuit extortion. there are also those whose lives straddle each side of the law: murder barristers; backstreet burglars and back-block magistrates; homicide detectives and community police who go where the worst happens; pensioners who thrive on the theatre of the courtroom; the psychologist who looks into the minds of mass murderers; and sex workers, from streetwalkers, student strippers and fetish models to whip-wielding dominatrixes. Award-winning crime journalists Gary tippet and Ian Munro, authors of Writing on Gravestones, bring you a collection of classic true crime stories, told with insight, sensitivity and empathy - and a dash of humour.

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Lives Of Crime
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Lives of Crime
April 3rd, 2014
Definitely a 5 star rating. Really enjoyed reading this book, the different chapters allowed you to read various different stories making it an ideal book to read while commuting to/from work or perhaps flying to some destination or other or even just relaxing at home reading. One huge positive was that in the main it was not just another version of a specific crime or event that has been written about over and over by various writers. Most of this the chapters are about crimes that have not had the huge coverage that some do. Is there a sequel planned? If so I would be eagerly looking for it. Detonate must read for any reader of true crime and especially Australian crime,
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