"You Wouldn't Be Dead For Quids" is a series of adventures involving Les Norton, a big red-headed country boy from Queensland who is forced to move on the big smoke when things get a little hot for him in his hometown. Working as a bouncer at an illegal casino up at the Cross, Les gets to meet some fascinating characters who make up the seamier side of one of the most exciting cities in the world - gamblers, conmen, bookies, bouncers, hookers and hitmen, who ply their respective trades from the golden sands of Bondi to the tainted gutters of King's Cross usually on the wrong side of the law. As raw as a greyhound's dinner, Les is nevertheless a top bloke - fond of a drink, loves a laugh and he's handy with his fists. And, just quietly, he's a bit of a ladies man too Les Norton is undoubtable an Australian cult figure.
Robert G. Barrett was raised in Bondi where he has worked mainly as a butcher. He has appeared in a number of films and TV commercials but prefers to concentrate on a career as a writer. He is author of 11 other books including You Wouldn't be Dead for Quids and Day of the Gecko.