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The Resource Shark arm : a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders, Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher

Shark arm : a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders, Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher

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Shark arm : a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders
Title
Shark arm
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a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders
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Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher
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Language
eng
Summary
Truth can be stranger than fiction. In a Coogee aquarium in 1935 a shark coughed up a man's tattooed arm. The authors of Shark Arm have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high-class smuggling around Sydney Harbour and police collusion that has eluded many investigations into this famous cold case. It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million-to-one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an unwelcome light into some very dark places. With so much at stake, the guilty closed ranks and gradually, with intimidation, money, and the murder of a mate who they feared would betray them, they re-imposed their control and the light was turned off again. The memory of those events, and the terrible fear they inspired, kept those who knew the truth silent unto the grave. Others have written about the Shark Arm murder but Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher, having digested the entire cold-case police file, reveal a very different story: an extraordinary tale of high-class smuggling, a frantic cover-up and the truth behind one of the most infamous cases in Australia. Except there were actually two gruesome murders..
Summary
It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million to one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an unwelcome light into some very dark places. Others have written about the Shark Arm murder but Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher, having digested the entire cold-case police file, reveal a very different story.
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contains biographical information
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10828029
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WWBK
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Roope, Phillip
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Meagher, Kevin
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True
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  • Smith, James
  • Murder
  • Smuggling
  • Tiger shark
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adult
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a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders
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Shark arm : a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders, Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066158850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760875985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black & white), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603106
Label
Shark arm : a shark, a tattooed arm and two unsolved murders, Phillip Roope & Kevin Meagher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066158850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760875985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black & white), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1121603106

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