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James Morton will give a fascinating talk at the Justice and Police Museum this Saturday, March 26, from 2 pm. Picking up where Crooks like us left off, Morton reveals the antics of some of Australia’s greatest criminal exports as they worked their trade in England and Europe. Morton met author Peter Doyle at the […]

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Rooms

A window in the upstairs bedroom rattles in its frame, and the shamus knows that his enemies are coming for him. It’s a gentle but potent image, as though the house itself had taken a sharp breath. It’s from Dashiell Hammett’s story, the ‘House on Turk Street’. It replays one of the oldest riffs in […]

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