Matthew Condon spoke about the darker side of Queensland’s political history when he presented his book Little Fish are Sweet at the Grand View recently.
The book forms a backdrop and addendum to his trilogy outlining the Fitzgerald Enquiry and the political scandal and corruption associated with it.
The book brings further stories to light about the characters of that time, most notably Terry Lewis. It traces his childhood to parents Mona and George and shows conflict and discrepancy even at that level. Condon also writes about Jack (the Bagman) Herbert and former Police commissioner Frank Bischof.
The books collectively represent about 1300 interviews and are fact driven, always aiming for the truth.
“From this, there would be another 20 stories you could write. If your name is in the index, it’s there for a reason,” he said.