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Crims In Grass Castles: The True Story Of Trimbole Mr Asia And The Disappearnce Of Donald

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Robert Trimbole: race-fixer, drug boss, Mafia powerbroker, murder contractor, arms dealer. In the 1970s Trimbole and the Calabrian Mafia ruled Australia's marijuana trade from their castles in Griffith, NSW – dream homes built with drug money. The business expanded to heroin when Trimbole joined Terry Clark and the notorious Mr Asia syndicate, and then to murder when anti- ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Penguin Australia (first published February 5th 2009)
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Emily Webb
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wrote this review on True Crime Reader blog. I thought this was a great read on the murky business of organised crime in Australia surrounding Bob Trimbole and the disappearance of Donald Mackay. http://truecrimereader.com/2016/02/cr...
Michael Madigan
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Keith Moor is a superb investigative journalist. Grass Castles is a must have for anyone interested in organised crime in Australia.
Lots of detail but the story flows really nicely.
S'hi
Typical of a book from a crime reporter, the narrative jumps around and the characters are stereotypical rather than developed through the unfolding of information. The more interesting parts of the book come through the extended quotes, which give depth from the perspective of those investigating criminal dealings. Their awareness of methods by which to draw out information and connections cuts across the more cynical pub talk style of the author’s own opinionated and distanced recounting of si ...more
Simon Black
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well written and investigated. Great work from a talented journalist.
Michelle
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A great read after watching Underbelly - a tale of two cities. Helped clear up the fiction and non fiction and understand how corruption in the NSW police force and government was underpinned by the mafia. Truely scary that they work kill someone who is was plain too see who wanted him dead but then no justice being found for the true organisers!!
Pam Ela
Nothing new really. Nothing has changed the crims still flourish and law enforcement lags way behind. The book itself is rambling and as repetative as a Lonely Planet guide.
Nerissa
Jul 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Seems crims live free and die from their overindulgence. Victims never get justice and nothing ever changes. Nothing glorious in been part of this enviroment.
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