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Shark Arm

Shark Arm (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Roope, Phillip
By Meagher, Kevin

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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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ISBN 9781760875985
Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
770 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781760875985
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Published 7 Jan 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Roope, Phillip
By Meagher, Kevin
Category Award Winning
True Crime
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 364.1523099441
Weight 430g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Murder - Case studies - Australia - Sydney NSW, Tiger shark - Australia - Sydney NSW, Smuggling - History - 20th century - Australia - Sydney NSW
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade