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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Little Fish Are Sweet
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'I recall meeting Lewis on a number of occasions in company with Tony Murphy. I recall conversation getting around to payments of money with Murphy and Lewis. Lewis thanked me on several occasions and said ‘Little fish are sweet’. – Jack ‘The Bagman’ Herbert in evidence to the Fitzgerald Inquiry 1988.

'Little Fish Are Sweet is Matthew Condon’s extraordinary personal account of writing the Three Crooked Kings trilogy. When Condon first interviewed disgraced former police commissioner Terry Lewis, he had no idea that it would be the start of a turbulent six-year journey. As hundreds of people came forward to share their powerful and sometimes shocking stories, decades of crime and corruption were revealed in a new light.

'Risking threats and intimidation, Condon tirelessly pursued his investigations into a web of cold murder cases and past conspiracies. What he discovered is much more sinister than anyone could have imagined.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph: We had a meeting and agreed that we would pay [Terry] Lewis. I paid [Tony] Murphy, who was then a sergeant and senior to me, on a monthly basis and extra for Lewis. I recall meeting Lewis on a number of occasions in company with Tony Murphy. I recall conversation getting around to payments of money with Murphy and Lewis. Lewis thanked me on several occasions and said, 'Little fish are sweet'. —Evidence of Jack 'The Bagman' Herbert to the Fitzgerald Inquiry into police corruption, 31 August 1988, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Dedication: for Nigel Powell

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Works about this Work

Secrets and Threats 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Contact , Summer 2016; (p. 45)
'When Matthew Condon first sat down with disgraced former Queensland police commissioner Terry Lewis, he knew there was a fantastic story to be told.' (Introduction)
Secrets and Threats 2016 single work review essay
— Appears in: Contact , Summer 2016; (p. 45)
'When Matthew Condon first sat down with disgraced former Queensland police commissioner Terry Lewis, he knew there was a fantastic story to be told.' (Introduction)
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