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Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders
 

Shark Arm: A Shark, a Tattooed Arm and Two Unsolved Murders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Roope, Phillip
By Meagher, Kevin

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    7 Jan 20

It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million to one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760875985
Barcode 9781760875985
Release Date 7 January 2020 by Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760875985
ISBN-10 1760875988
Stock Release date is 7 January 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Release Date 7 January 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Roope, Phillip
By Meagher, Kevin
Category True Crime
Australian
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 1016567

Description of this Book

It all started with a ruthless murder. An ex-boxer and petty police informer was efficiently disposed of, sending a ghastly warning to others. That would have been the end of it, had not a shark, in a million to one chance, vomited up the victim's arm in an aquarium and shone an unwelcome light into some very dark places. With so much at stake, the guilty closed ranks and gradually, with intimidation and money, and the murder of a mate who they feared would betray them, they re-imposed their control and the light was turned off again. The memory of those events, and the terrible fear they inspired, kept those who knew the truth silent unto the grave. Although many people have written about the shark arm murder, Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher are the first to have access to the original police records. Through careful investigation, they have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high class smuggling around Sydney harbour and police collusion, and the truth behind one of the most infamous cold cases in Australia. Except there were actually two gruesome murders... 'the biggest tabloid shark story in the history of the world' - Peter Fitzsimons

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Author's Bio

Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher are both former high school English and History teachers who ended up in the film industry. Kevin has tutored students on feature film production and making television commercials; Phillip has been location manager on over 45 feature films and TV series, ranging from Blue Murder for TV and Baz Lurmann's The Great Gatsby.

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