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This article was written on 21 Jun 2019, and is filled under Information/News.

Nick Noir

We had a very enjoyable and enlightening Literary Lunch with Nick Hordern, co-writer of the new book World War Noir, a follow-up to the highly popular Sydney Noir. A very big thanks to Nick for sharing his deepest darkest research from the gutters of 1940s Sydney. AND another big thanks once again to the wonderful staff at the Moruya Waterfront Hotel for their service and delicious food. The Mushroom Risotto was en pointe!

If you missed out we have some signed copies left to snap up in store.

World War Noir

by Nick Hordern & Michael Duffy

It seems that not even world war could stop crime in Sydney. In fact, World War Noir confirms that war and crime — in the form of sex, drugs, alcohol, racketeering and other illicit activities — go hand in hand. A companion book to the later glory days of the Sydney underworld from Sydney Noir, here Michael Duffy and Nick Hordern tell the story of a time when many Australians were not as patriotic as we have been told. With soldiers’ pockets full of cash and the freedom of being on leave, criminal possibilities opened up during World War II. Told from the ground — or the gutter — up, World War Noir is a raw and broad-ranging tale that confounds expectations and reveals a grittier truth.

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