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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Crooked
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'Corruption, prostitution, gambling, bent coppers, crooked politicians, honest crims. It's all in a day's work.

'Set against the back drop of the Askin government with events revolving around notorious crime identities Dick Reilly, Lennie McPherson and Johnny Warren, Crooked reveals the dark underbelly of Sydney during the late 1960s.

'Gus Finlay is a fresh-faced young detective who is transferred to the Criminal Investigation Branch after his partner has been exposed as running crooked.

'Sydney is a savage place. A series of violent killings escalate with a spectacular execution-style murder. When a black book with names of prominent politicians and members of the police force is discovered among the dead man's things, the case is blown wide open, and someone will have to pay...' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father.
  • Epigraph: 'Frankly, I do not think the right people were arrested.' Hansard, 1968.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2008 .
      Extent: 262p.
      Note/s:
      • 'Money couldn't buy a better police force...' (Cover)
      ISBN: 9781863256056 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Dodgy Days When Sydney Really Was Sin City Sue Turnbull , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel ; Heavy Allies Wayne Grogan , 2008 single work novel
Treading on Toes Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 October 2008; (p. 16)
Sydney's Criminal Underbelly Finds Gripping Exposure in Space and Time Ken Haley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2008; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel ; Heavy Allies Wayne Grogan , 2008 single work novel
Sins and the City John Kidman , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 September 2008; (p. 12)
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 September 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Cullen , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 1 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 September 2008; (p. 33)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel
Sydney's Criminal Underbelly Finds Gripping Exposure in Space and Time Ken Haley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 September 2008; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel ; Heavy Allies Wayne Grogan , 2008 single work novel
Dodgy Days When Sydney Really Was Sin City Sue Turnbull , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Crooked Camilla Nelson , 2008 single work novel ; Heavy Allies Wayne Grogan , 2008 single work novel
Sins and the City John Kidman , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 21 September 2008; (p. 12)
Treading on Toes Gia Metherell , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 October 2008; (p. 16)
Last amended 13 Aug 2009 14:09:54
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  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1960s
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