The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia (Paperback)

The Griffith Wars: The Powerful True Story of Donald Mackay's Murder and the Town That Stood Up to the Mafia By Tom Gilling, Terry Jones Cover Image
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'Donald Mackay was not just an innocent victim tragically struck down by a criminal act. He was a casualty of the actual fight against organised crime ... killed on active service, as it were ... His name should never be forgotten, his passing must not be allowed to be in vain.'

The assassination of Donald Mackay was meant to solve a problem for the mafia. Instead it roused the law-abiding citizens of Griffith to fight against the powerful criminal elements who had made their town synonymous with drugs and murder.

Drawing on the personal diaries and memories of Terry Jones - who, as the editor of the local newspaper, knew everyone and heard everything - The Griffith Wars reveals startling new evidence about one of Australia's most notorious unsolved murders. It also powerfully recounts the struggle for the soul of a country town still battling to shake off its criminal past.

About the Author


Tom Gilling's acclaimed novels, The Sooterkin, Miles McGinty and Dreamland have all been published in Australia, as well as in London and New York. His is co-author with Clive Small of the highly successful Smack Express, Blood Money, Evil Life and The Dark Side.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781760875039
ISBN-10: 1760875031
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 312
Language: English