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The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Condon, Matthew

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How a famous cold case, a deadly fire and a quest for justice finally brought down one of Australia's worst killers

ISBN 9780702260209
Barcode 9780702260209
Published 19 March 2019 by University of Queensland Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780702260209
ISBN-10 0702260207
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Publication Date 19 March 2019
International Publication Date 1 July 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Condon, Matthew
Category True Crime
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 225mm
Spine: 22mm
Weight 397g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 981681

Description of this Book

. . . he is hard to frighten . . . he is very methodical . . . he does not like sunlight because he is very fair-skinned . . . he has the tattoo of St George and the Dragon . . . ? Witness statement given to the Crime Intelligence Unit, Brisbane, 1974.In 2017, Vincent O?Dempsey, along with his accomplice Garry Dubois, were sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two young daughters. It took over 40 years to bring them to justice. Feared for decades by criminals and police alike, Vincent O?Dempsey associated with convicted underworld figures behind major crimes such as the deadly Whiskey au Go Go nightclub firebombing and was also linked to a string of haunting cold cases.Award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Condon has interviewed dozens of ex-cons, police and witnesses to put together a compelling picture of the calculating killer who spent his life evading the law before he was finally brought to justice. The Night Dragon shines a light on a chilling chapter of Australia?s criminal past and the devastating legacy left in its wake.

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Author's Bio

Matthew Condon is a prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist. He is currently on staff with the Courier-Mail's Qweekend magazine. He began his journalism career with the Gold Coast Bulletin in 1984 and subsequently worked for leading newspapers and journals including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald and Melbourne's Sunday Age. He has written ten books of fiction, including The Trout Opera and is the author of the best-selling true-crime series about Queensland crime and corruption - Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down and Little Fish are Sweet.

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