The Matriarch Returns!
Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only by Australia's criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of habitual offenders in Australian criminal history, her life has revolved around murder, drugs, prison, prostitution and bent coppers - and the intrigue and horror that surround such crimes.
In this revised and updated authorised edition of Adrian Tame's bestselling The Matriarch, Kathy Pettingill reveals the chilling truth behind many of the myths and legends that surround her family, including her experiences in the blood-spattered charnel house at the centre of her eldest son, Dennis Allen's empire of drugs and violence, and the involvement of her two younger sons in the Walsh Street murders.
But this is no plea for pity. Forthright and deeply disturbing, like its subject, The Matriarch pulls no punches.
Updated and revised for a new generation, this true crime classic is as terrifying and powerful as when it was first published.
In all good bookstores July 2019.