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- Bassett Road Machine-gun Murders: Nz's Gangster Killings
- 7 December 1963
- Bassett Road machine gun murders
But the real story behind the killings has never been told. Sly-grogging, horse-doping, prostitution, drugs, rival gangs and tough cops - the story has all the hallmarks of a classic crime novel. Only it's all true, and it happened in s Auckland. More books by this author.
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Bassett Road Machine-gun Murders: Nz's Gangster Killings
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 tough cops—the story has all the hallmarks of a classic crime novel. Only it's all true, and it happened in s Auckland. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.
Bassett Road machine gun murders
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In a double murder shocked the mostly conservative population of New Zealand 2. Very few of us had any awareness of the shady criminal world and murders were very rare at the time here. Scott Bainbridge wrote a book in Without a Trace in which he included the disappearance of one of the two men convicted of this crime, and during his research for a subsequent TV series he decided that In a double murder shocked the mostly conservative population of New Zealand 2.
Scott Bainbridge wrote a book in Without a Trace in which he included the disappearance of one of the two men convicted of this crime, and during his research for a subsequent TV series he decided that he wanted to write the full story of Bassett Road while there were still some of the key players police, criminals, lawyers still alive. This is a thoroughly researched book.
Bainbridge had access to the police files and newspapers, and also relates first-hand accounts from people he personally interviewed.
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I have found it fascinating reading this part of New Zealand history, a story I had not come across before. Apr 27, Trev rated it liked it. Mildly entertainingly, and a good insight into the seedy side of NZ during the 6 o'clock swill days. Raewyn Holmes rated it really liked it Apr 21, Clare rated it really liked it Apr 27, Michael Brown rated it liked it Feb 04, David Noel Graham rated it really liked it Feb 14, Craig Benton rated it really liked it Jan 03, Veronica Keatch rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Emma rated it really liked it Sep 16, Glenys rated it liked it Jun 21,