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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'King of the Cross is a dazzling novel that explores the criminal world of Jacob Mendoza: legendary Godfather of Kings Cross and for more than four decades, Australia's most powerful and notorious crime figure. To record his epic life story he employs a hapless young reporter from the Australian Jewish Times. As Mendoza unfolds his seductive story of thugs and drugs, murders and mysteries, bikers, bent cops and girls, girls, girls, it emerges that he's not the only one with a past. And as the memoir takes shape, other more terrifying criminals are circling the kingdom that Mendoza built.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Mr Sutton -RIP
  • Author's note: Inspired by an untrue story

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2015 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21st October 2015
      ISBN: 9780143572350

Works about this Work

The Australian Crime Scene Katherine Howell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 210 2011; (p. 12)
In Conversation Jenny Valentish (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 13 2011; (p. 28-29)
Mr Big, the Patron Saint of Carnal Pleasures Nicole Trian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Novel Ways to Case the Joint Jeff Glorfeld , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Tower Michael Duffy 2009 single work novel
Prime Time for Crime Reading Jeff Popple , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 October 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Sharp Shooter Marianne Delacourt 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Gangsters and Ganavim Lorin Blumenthal , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 16 October vol. 76 no. 4 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Criminal Technique Chris Womersley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Haunted by a Child, Terrified by Gangland's Mr Big Sue Turnbull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Novel Ways to Case the Joint Jeff Glorfeld , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Tower Michael Duffy 2009 single work novel
Prime Time for Crime Reading Jeff Popple , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 October 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Sharp Shooter Marianne Delacourt 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Gangsters and Ganavim Lorin Blumenthal , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 16 October vol. 76 no. 4 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Criminal Technique Chris Womersley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel
Haunted by a Child, Terrified by Gangland's Mr Big Sue Turnbull , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Ghost Child Caroline Overington 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
Mr Big, the Patron Saint of Carnal Pleasures Nicole Trian , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 31 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel
The Australian Crime Scene Katherine Howell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , August no. 210 2011; (p. 12)
In Conversation Jenny Valentish (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 13 2011; (p. 28-29)
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