Underbelly: Squizzy

Publication Details
Book Title: 
ISBN: 
9781743316504
Series: 
Underbelly
Year of Publication: 
2013
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Melbourne
Special Interests: 
TV Tie-In
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Book Synopsis

In the 1920s, Squizzy Taylor was a household name for all the wrong reasons - armed robbery, fraud, sly grog and prostitution rackets, race fixing, extortion, jury rigging and illegal gambling. Squizzy was a dandy, a bootlegger and Melbourne's most notorious criminal. From 1915 to 1927 he and his gang waged open warfare against their rivals across Melbourne.

Underbelly: Squizzy tells the epic story of Squizzy Taylor's relentless quest for power and recognition, a quest that ultimately created our first celebrity gangster. Among those who really knew him - the women in his life and the members of his gang - Squizzy left a trail of misery and heartache, but in the end he got what he wanted. People still remember his name.

Underbelly: Squizzy is based on the major TV miniseries, produced by Screentime for Channel Nine.

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