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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'In Three Crooked Kings we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. In Jacks and Jokers, the story continues as Terry Lewis becomes police commissioner and the era of corruption at the highest levels of the police and government continues. As the Queensland police become more connected with their colleagues in Sydney, the rise of heavy drugs and crime escalates. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, two of the original ‘crooked kings’, become more enmeshed with ‘The Joke’ which is run by bagman Jack Herbert.

'Jacks and Jokers introduces new characters, more extraordinary behaviour outside the law by the law, and along the way charts the meteoric rise of police commissioner Terry Lewis, documenting events up until the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s.

'Once again, award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from unprecedented access to Terry Lewis, as well as hundreds of interviews with key players and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise – and spectacular fall – of one man, an entire state and over a generation of corruption.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Sequel to Three Crooked Kings
  • Dedication: For the gang – Katie, Finnigan, Bridie Rose and little Oliver George – with love.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of UQP.
      Extent: 388p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 26 March 2014
      ISBN: 9780702249969 (paperback)

Works about this Work

Rats Like Rankle Matthew Condon , single work column
Review : Jacks and Jokers Grant Hansen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 62)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
How the Rats Made the Most of Life in the Sunshine State Fascinating Expose of Queensland Skulduggery Ross Fitzgerald , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 March 2014; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 29 March 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 March 2014; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
Pantomime of Democracy : A Saga of Venal Proportions Joel Deane , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
Fact or Fiction, They Have the Write Stuff 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 November 2014; (p. 15)
Pick of Books With Success Written All Over Them Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 2013; (p. 64-65)
How the Rats Made the Most of Life in the Sunshine State Fascinating Expose of Queensland Skulduggery Ross Fitzgerald , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 March 2014; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 29 March 2014; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 March 2014; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
Pantomime of Democracy : A Saga of Venal Proportions Joel Deane , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 17-18)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
Review : Jacks and Jokers Grant Hansen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 62)

— Review of Jacks and Jokers Matthew Condon 2014 single work biography
Pick of Books With Success Written All Over Them Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 December 2013; (p. 64-65)
Rats Like Rankle Matthew Condon , single work column
Fact or Fiction, They Have the Write Stuff 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 November 2014; (p. 15)
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