Pitcairn Island, remote and wild, home to descendants of the Bounty, a South Pacific Shangri-la, shrouded in myth, but also a place of sinister secrets.
‘Dapin’s no-holds barred history of Kings Cross and the city’s criminal past rings true and his portrayal of modern Sydney is also brutally honest.’ Canberra Times
Legendary Godfather of Kings Cross, Jacob Mendoza, has for four decades been Australia's most powerful and notorious crime figure. Now in his eighties, Mendoza believes it's time to record his epic life story – although finding a competent writer is never easy.
The job’s a jewel heist. The kind Wyatt likes. Nothing extravagant, nothing greedy. Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page, hold up the goods in transit and get away fast. Wyatt prefers to work alone, but this is Eddie Oberin’s job. Eddie’s very smart ex-wife Lydia has the inside information. Add Wyatt’s planning genius and meticulous preparation, and what could possibly go wrong? Plenty.
Shane Maloney presents 2010 Lifetime Achievement recipient Peter Doyle with his award
Garry Disher accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction
Kathy Marks accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime
Mark Dapin accepts 2010 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Fiction
2010 SD Harvey Award winner Zane Lovitt
Scribe Publications publisher Aviva Tuffield presenting an award