A dangerous life

John Dale
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Bestselling biography of murdered prostitute, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, now in paperback.

A powerful blend of biography and the detective novel, Huckstepp investigates the murder of a charismatic woman who has fascinated many Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse New South Wales detectives of shooting her boyfriend, Warren Lanfranchi, in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence. This is a true story, brilliantly told, of a courageous woman who spoke out against corruption and murder. 'Sallie-Anne always wanted to be a star. If she couldn't make it in the straight world she was determined to make it in the underworld.' - Debra Krivoshow (Sallie's sister) 'I was very fond of Sallie. She had a doomed quality about her, I guess, tangled up with a sort of relishing of her own notoriety, an exaggerated fascination for the criminal milieu.' - Richard Neville 'A mythic figure. Very brave. Ultimately one of the great women.' - Martin Sharp

Author bio:

John Dale is a Sydney based writer. His first novel, Dark Angel won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. He is the editor of Out West. His second novel, The Dogs are Barking was published in Australia and the UK. He teaches writing at UTS, Sydney.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781865084886
Awards: Joint winner/co-winner. Ned Kelly Award, Non-Fiction 2000 AU
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: January 2001
Page Extent: 336
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: True crime