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1781253579
Book:Conan Doyle for the defence: a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer; Margalit Fox:2019 Conan Doyle for the defence: a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer; Margalit Fox
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Author: Fox, Margalit
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 347.012*
Publisher: Profile Books, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9781781253571
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Originally published: 2018
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.
Additional information: xxvii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (
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