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The Resource Once Upon a Time in Melbourne

Once Upon a Time in Melbourne

Label
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Title
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Statement of responsibility
Liam Houlihan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing-and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home&mash;rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees.This is the story of police corruption for years swept under the carpet to avoid a Royal Commission. It is the story of a police force politicised to the point of paralysis and a witness protection program that buries its mistakes. It involves a policeman still free and living in a very big house, a drug baron who survived the gangland war only to be murdered in the state's most secure jail, and battles royale within a police force comprised of thousands of pistol-packing members.This is the story of Melbourne around the first decade of the new millennium: its lawmen, villains and politicians. It is a bizarre, tawdry, unbelievable tale. But every word of it happened
Summary
Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing--and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home--rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10642953
Cataloging source
SALS
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Houlihan, Liam
Dewey number
364.99451
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:023f03a2-e9d9-414c-bcf9-1bdb52b07631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780522870015
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:023f03a2-e9d9-414c-bcf9-1bdb52b07631
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780522870015
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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