Conan Doyle for the Defence

ISBN: 9781781253571 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Margalit Fox Editură: Profile Books Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 368 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison.

Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes.

Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Margalit Fox
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Profile Books Ltd
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
368
Subtitlu
A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer
Bic
3JJC, BTC
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