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The Resource Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox

Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox

Label
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer
Title
Conan Doyle for the defence
Title remainder
a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer
Statement of responsibility
Margalit Fox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Fox, Margalit
Dewey number
  • 364.1'523'09411
  • 364.152309411
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Slater, Oscar
  • Gilchrist, Marion
  • Murder
  • Judicial error
  • Crime
Label
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781253571
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxvii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice and the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781253571
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxvii, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781253571
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)

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