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Bainbridge, Scott, 1969-

The Bassett Road machine-gun murders : New Zealand's gangster killings / Scott Bainbridge. - vii, 287 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-287)

Prologue -- Introduction -- Part one: Gangland murders in Remuera. (1. Setting the scene ; 2. Two bodies found at 115 Bassett Road ; 3. Kevin Speight's background ; 4. George Walker's background ; 5. The investigation team ; 6. Shaking down the crims ; 7. Police get their first breakthrough ; 8. Curtis squeals ; 9. Police interviews continue ; 10. Red herrings and false leads ; 11. Johnny's story ; 12. Johnny Who? ; 13. Putting the heat on Gillies ; 14. The Anglesea Street firm under pressure ; 15. Lola's story ; 16. Gillies goes to ground ; 17. The missing piece revealed ; 18. Jorgensen's alibi ; 19. New Year's Eve, 1964) -- Part two: The trial and its aftermath. (20. Following the arrests ; 21. The lower-court hearing ; 22. Preparing for trial ; 23. The trial begins ; 24. Closing addresses, the summing up and verdict ; 25. Jorgensen's appeal ; 26. The confession ; 27. What happened to Jorgensen and Gillies? ; 29. What happened to the other players? -- 29. What happened to key police and other personnel?) --Glossary of gangster-speak. Bibliography (p. 286-287) -On Saturday, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to 115 Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland to collect the rent. After his persistent knocking went unanswered, Lewis let himself in. He was not prepared for the scene awaited him when he opened the door.

On Saturday, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to 115 Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland to collect the rent. After his persistent knocking went unanswered, Lewis let himself in. He was not prepared for the scene awaited him when he opened the door.

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Murder--New Zealand.
Homicide investigation--New Zealand.

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