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Title   Bassett Road Machine Gun Murders : New Zealand's Gangster Killings 

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Author   BAINBRIDGE Scott  ISBN   9781877505287  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Allen & Unwin  Group   New Zealand View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Non-Fiction  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/2013 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2013 
Subject   True crime 
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Synopsis

On Saturday morning, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to his property in Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland, to collect the rent. He was not prepared for the scene that greeted him when he opened the door: his two tenants, George Walker and Kevin Speight, had been violently murdered days before. The machine-gun execution of Walker and Speight marked the beginning of a new, more sinister era of crime in New Zealand. The two men convicted of the killings - Ron Jorgensen and John Gillies - became household names. Both the victims and their killers were deeply involved in Auckland's burgeoning criminal scene. But the real story behind the killings has never been told. Sly-grogging, horse-doping, prostitution, drugs, rival gangs and bent cops - the story has all the hallmarks of a classic crime novel. Only it's all true, and it happened in 1960s Auckland.

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