Melbourne University Press

Review - Cardinal, Louise Milligan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Cardinal
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522871340
Categorisation
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Cardinal

Author's Home Country: 
Australia

George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's' ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable.

ISBN: 
9780522871340
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Planet Jackson

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

ISBN: 
9780522870336
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - BENT, James Morton & Susanna Lobez

Author Information
Book Title: 
Bent
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862256
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - CHALLENGE, Paul Daley

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Book Title: 
Challenge
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522858631
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Politics
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - ONCE UPON A TIME IN MELBOURNE, Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862331
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Underworld
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Once Upon A Time in Melbourne

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Dirty Cops. Lying Politicians. Vampire Gigolos . . . An Unbelievable True Story.

Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home—rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees. 

ISBN: 
9780522862331
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Continent of Mystery

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Non-Fiction

Australian crime fiction is booming. Now, for the first time, its lurid and elusive past is exposed. Hundreds of authors and thousands of stories have for nearly two hundred years created a national crime fiction, from the very first novel about the convict Quintus Servinton to the most recent exploits of Cliff Hardy or Claudia Valentine.

Sub Genre: 
Crime Fiction
ISBN: 
0552846599
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
1997

Review - GANGLAND NORTH SOUTH & WEST, James Morton & Susanna Lobez

Author Information
Book Title: 
Gangland North South & West
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522861242
Series: 
Gangland
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Anthology of Colonial Australian Adventure Fiction

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Marauding bushrangers, lost explorers, mad shepherds, new chums and mounted troopers: these are some of the characters who populate the often perilous world of colonial Australian adventure fiction. Squatters defend their hard-earned properties from attack, while floods and other natural disasters threaten to wipe any trace of settlement away. Colonial Australian adventure fiction takes its characters on a journey into remote and unfamiliar territory, often in pursuit of wealth and well-being. But these journeys are invariably fraught with danger, and everything comes at a price.

Sub Genre: 
Anthology
ISBN: 
9780522858617
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2011