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- DescriptionIn the 1920s, the torious gangster Squizzy Taylor, one of Melbourne's most colourful underworld figures, evaded imprisonment by witness intimidation and jury fixing. Rewned for dressing loudly, the diminutive criminal was also a pickpocket, pimp, armed robber, fraudster, extortionist, race fixer, sly grogger, drug dealer and sometime actor and poet who modelled himself on the American bootleggers and manipulated the media. Between 1913 and 1916, Squizzy was linked to several violent crimes, including murder and armed robbery, and in 1919 he was one of the main figures in the Fitzroy Vendetta, a series of gangland shootings where rival racketeers fought for territory. In his wake Squizzy left a trail of misery and heartache but in the end he got what he wanted. People still remember his name.
- Author BiographyAndy Muir has worked as a researcher and script coordinator for television shows such as Underbelly, MDA and All Saints. He also has writing credits on Home and Away, Neighbours and Silver Sun. Andy has written material for Thank God You.re Here.
- Author(s)Andy Muir
- PublisherAllen & Unwin
- Date of Publication01/04/2013
- SubjectTrue Crime
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintAllen & Unwin
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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