Friday, November 22, 2013


On 7 December 1963, the bodies of Kevin Speight and mobster George "Knucklehead" Walker were found in an illegal beerhouse at 115 Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland. Both had been shot with a sub-machine gun, a weapon not thought to have been in existence on our shores before, sending shockwaves throughout the country. True Crime author Scott Bainbridge has written about this historic NZ crime to coincide with its 50th anniversary. With access to the police files and rare recollections from those closely involved, this book promises to be a fast-paced thriller, engaging and controversial.

This fascinating book was released in New Zealand this week, and will be available online from 1 December. 

Scott Bainbridge is one of New Zealand's foremost investigative and True Crime authors. His first two books; Without Trace and Still Missing about missing persons, led to several cold-cases being re-opened, and inspired the acclaimed TVNZ series, The Missing. In his third book; Shot in the Dark, Bainbridge accessed old murder files to examine unsolved NZ murders of the 1920s and 30s, dispelling decades-old myths and uncovering hidden truths.

You can read Bainbridge's 9mm interview with Crime Watch here.

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