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MEDIA RELEASE - Journalist Nino Bucci to appear at Glenelg Libraries

7 September 2018

Glenelg Libraries will host prominent journalist Nino Bucci later this month to help officially launch his first book The Stoccos, an Australian true crime story about the notorious father-and-son fugitives.

The Stoccos explores the captivating story of father and son Gino and Mark Stocco who came to fame as Australia’s most wanted criminals after managing to evade capture for eight years.

The pair seemed to be untouchable as they rampaged around Australia, including locally in Port Fairy leaving a trail of offences – such as terrorising locals, stealing, committing arson and even homicide.

Nino’s book brings together the fugitives background, the intense nature of their relationship and how Mark Stocco went from a successful Civil Engineering student to become a career criminal, just like his father.

Investigative journalist Nino Bucci first covered this fascinating story as a journalist for The Age newspaper and has long been following the harrowing events surrounding the eight-year manhunt.

Library and information services manager Yvette Parker said the author event will be an opportunity to listen firsthand how the duo managed to escape the law for so long.

“The downfall of the Stoccos has long enthralled the Australian community and now the public will be able to hear details sourced from conversations with friends, family, victims, and police officers who were directly involved in the case,” she said.

Nino Bucci will share details of his latest book at the Casterton Library at 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Thursday 13 September and at the Portland Library at 2pm to 3pm on Friday 14 September 2018.

This is a free event with a light afternoon tea provided. Copies of the book will also be available to purchase on the day.

For further information and to make a booking please contact the Portland Library on 5522 2265 or the Casterton Library on 5554 2444.

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