The Great Bookie Robbery and the Gamble of Crime with Andrew Rule

Episode 289 of Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb.


Andrew Rule, our favourite intrepid crime writer is back to chat with us at Australian True Crime.


As well as being fascinated by crime, Andrew is also intrigued by the horse racing industry. He has a new book out called Chance: Of Grit and Gamblers and the Romance of Racing that features some stories where crime and the punt collide, including one of Australia’s most audacious heists in history – The Great Bookie Robbery of 1976.


Andrew chats with Emily about The Great Bookie Robbery, his lifelong interest in horse racing and the colourful characters, chancers and sometimes shady figures that inhabit this world.


Thanks to this week’s guest Andrew Rule.


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If you have a problem with gambling or know someone who does you can phone Gambler's Help Line on 1800 858 858 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.


Listen to Episode #84 The Unsolved murders of Margaret and Seana Tapp with Andrew Rule


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