The Night Dragon

The Night Dragon

by Matthew Condon

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 19/03/2019

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How a famous cold case, a deadly fire and a quest for justice finally brought down one of Australia's worst killers.

In 2017, Vincent O'Dempsey was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murders of Barbara McCulkin and her two young daughters. It took over 40 years to bring him to justice. Feared for decades by criminals and police alike, O'Dempsey associated with convicted underworld figures and has been linked to a string of haunting cold cases, including the deadly Whiskey au Go Go nightclub firebombing that killed 15 innocent people.

Award-winning investigative journalist Matthew Condon has interviewed dozens of ex-cons, police and witnesses to put together a compelling picture of the calculating killer who spent his life evading the law before he was finally brought to justice.

ISBN:
9780702260209
9780702260209
Category:
True crime
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19-03-2019
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
225x153x22mm
Weight:
0.4kg

"He takes you in the middle of the night, like an angel, and you're gone for good."
Witness at Vincent O'Dempsey's committal hearing for murder, 2015.

Matthew Condon

Matthew Condon is a prize-winning Australian novelist and journalist. He is currently on staff with the Courier-Mail's Qweekend magazine. He began his journalism career with the Gold Coast Bulletin in 1984 and subsequently worked for leading newspapers and journals including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald and Melbourne's Sunday Age.

He is also the author of ten books of fiction, most recently The Trout Opera (Random House, 2007) and the non-fiction books Brisbane (New South Books, 2010), as well as Three Crooked Kings (UQP, 2013), Jacks and Jokers (UQP, 2014), and All Fall Down (2015), his best-selling trilogy about Queensland crime and corruption.

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