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

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

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Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice & the world's greatest detective writer
Title
Conan Doyle for the defence
Title remainder
a sensational murder, the quest for justice & the world's greatest detective writer
Statement of responsibility
Margalit Fox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Margalit
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slater, Oscar
  • Gilchrist, Marion
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Judicial error
  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensic sciences
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Target audience
adult
Label
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice & the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063585789
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781253564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Label
Conan Doyle for the defence : a sensational murder, the quest for justice & the world's greatest detective writer, Margalit Fox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063585789
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781781253564
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles

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