It's 1919, RICHMOND Football club is on top of the ladder, cream buns are three pence each and four boys are running for the best job in town. Charlie is lucky enough to win the prime job running messages for Squizzy Taylor, the most dangerous gangster in Melbourne. But things get a Little too hot for Charlie so he takes the money and runs...
Robert Newton woks as a full time fire fighter with the Meropolitan Fire bridge. His first novel, my name is will Thompson, was published in 2001. Since then he has written six other novels for young people, including the black dog gang which was Shortlisted for the NSW premieres awards and when we were two which won the young adult fiction prize in the prim ministers literary Awards. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and three daughters.