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The Resource Three Crooked Kings

Three Crooked Kings

Label
Three Crooked Kings
Title
Three Crooked Kings
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Condon
Title variation
3 crooked kings
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account—a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption—of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the country to this day. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland before his spectacular downfall and imprisonment after the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s. This book follows Lewis' journey through the ranks, as he becomes part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glenn Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The alleged suicide of prostitute and brothel madam Shirley Brifman in the early 1970s provides the turning point for a culture that reigned unchecked for several decades. It was part of a grand narrative teeming with murder, pay-offs, political machinations, drug heists, assisted suicides, police in-fighting, and a complicated system of corruption that ultimately collapsed under its own weight. Based on unprecedented interviews with Terry Lewis and access to his personal papers, this book is the missing piece in the puzzle of the story of Queensland's endemic generational corruption
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10189635
Cataloging source
ANL
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1962-
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Condon, Matthew
Dewey number
364.132309943
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
Three Crooked Kings
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:625f5eaa-1ed8-4f51-b772-2fbc95d89943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702249112
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Three Crooked Kings
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:625f5eaa-1ed8-4f51-b772-2fbc95d89943
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702249112
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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