Crook As Rookwood

by Chris Nyst

On Sale: 22/02/2006



About the Book

'Sydney noir meets John Grisham' - Australian Bookseller and Publisher In an inner suburb of Sydney, a pensioner is bashed in his own home. An old Labor Party stalwart loses the faith and goes looking for someone to blame. And a young woman called Slick finds an unsettling connection between the death of her ex-husband and her new boss. When Gold Coast lawyer, Eddie Moran, comes to Sydney to look after Slick's interests after the death of her ex, he finds a simple drug overdose isn't so simple after all. It's not just the crooked cops, it's the strong whiff of a deal being done higher up and well offstage. From sleazy Sydney backstreets to the new-money glamour of the Gold Coast, this is the world where politics and business meet, and where the consequences are far-reaching - and surprising ...

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732280574
  • ISBN 10: 0732280575
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 22/02/2006
  • Pages: 512
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General


Chris Nyst was born in Blackall, western Queensland, in 1953. Raised in Brisbane, he obtained a Law degree from the University of Queensland before commencing practice as a solicitor in Brisbane, and later on the Gold Coast. As a lawyer he has been involved in some of Australia's most sensational cases. He is recognised as one of Queensland's finest criminal law advocates, and has been a regular speaker and guest lecturer on criminal law and advocacy. As a writer he has made prolific contributions to a range of legal publications.  Chris lives on the Gold Coast.  

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