The face of crime in Australia has changed considerably over the last several decades and the man to chart those changes is Alan Dower, one of the legendary crime reporters in this country. The baccarat wars raged in Sydney from the 1930s to the 1960s – far longer than the Chicago underworld wars – and no-one knows how many may have been murdered over that time. As the 60s unfolded, the police had to combat new types of crime – the Graeme Thorn kidnapping, the disappearance of the Beaumont children and the mysterious Bogle-Chandler deaths. These and more are covered, as well as insights into the minds of such men as Squizzy Taylor and Frederick Harrison. Illustrated with black and white photographs.