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Three crooked kings, Matthew Condon

Label
Three crooked kings
Title
Three crooked kings
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Condon
Title variation
3 crooked kings
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three Crooked Kings is the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. At its core is Terence Murray Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The next four decades make for a searing tale of cops and killings, bagmen and blackmail, and sin and sleaze that exposes a police underworld which operated from Queensland and into New South Wales. This gripping book exposes the final pieces of the puzzle, unearths new evidence on cold cases, and explores the pivotal role that whistleblower Shirley Brifman, prostitute and brothel owner, played until her sudden death. Based on extensive and unprecedented access to Terry Lewis and his personal papers, as well as hundreds of interviews with key players and conspirators, Three Crooked Kings is the first of two explosive books. Awarded journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account of an era that changed a state and is still reverberating to this day
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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
364.1323
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Lewis, Terence
  • Misconduct in office
  • Political corruption
  • Police
  • Police corruption
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
Label
Three crooked kings, Matthew Condon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Pre published under title - Little Fish Are Sweet: Terry Lewis, the Rat Pack and the True Story of Crime and Corruption in Queensland
  • "The explosive true story" -- Cover
  • Includes index
Control code
000049998339
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9780702238918
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Three crooked kings, Matthew Condon
Publication
Note
  • Pre published under title - Little Fish Are Sweet: Terry Lewis, the Rat Pack and the True Story of Crime and Corruption in Queensland
  • "The explosive true story" -- Cover
  • Includes index
Control code
000049998339
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9780702238918
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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