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The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kathy Pettingill

The Matriarch: The Story of 'Granny Evil' Kathy Pettingill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Tame, Adrian

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Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only by Australia's criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of habitual offenders in Australian criminal history, her lif...e has revolved around murder, drugs, prison, prostitution and bent coppers - and the intrigue and horror that surround such crimes. Her eldest son, Dennis Allen, was a mass murderer and a $70,000-a-week drug dealer who dismembered a Hell's Angel with a chainsaw. Two younger sons were acquitted of the Walsh Street murders, the cold-blooded assassination of two police officers that changed the face of crime in Melbourne forever. One of the two, Victor, was gunned down himself in the street 14 years later, becoming the third son Kathy has buried. In this revised and updated authorised edition of Adrian Tame's bestselling The Matriarch, Kathy Pettingill reveals the chilling truth behind many of the myths and legends that surround her family, including her experiences in the blood-spattered charnel house at the centre of Dennis Allen's empire of drugs and violence. But this is no plea for pity. Forthright and deeply disturbing, like its subject, The Matriarch pulls no punches. Updated and revised for a new generation, this true crime classic is as terrifying and powerful as when it was first published.
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ISBN 9781760852191
Published AU 1 Jul 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760852191
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
Imprint Simon & Schuster Australia
Published 1 Jul 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Tame, Adrian
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Australasian & Pacific History
Social & Cultural History
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Crime

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