Oscar Slater by Thomas Toughill
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Oscar Slater
By Thomas Toughill

Oscar Slater

The Immortal Case of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle New edition

By (author) See other recent books by Thomas Toughill
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $27.99
Your Price: $25.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.26 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Oscar Slater by Thomas Toughill

Book Description

In 1909, Oscar Slater,. a German Jew, was convicted and sentenced to death for the brutal murder of Marion Gilchrist, an elderly Glasweigan spinster. His trial is now known to have been one of the most scandalous miscarriages of justice in the annals of legal history. This book is a masterful and highly readable unravelling of this infamous case. Tommy Toughill includes material which has only recently come to light, including the correspondence of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (who waged a long campaign to get Slater released) and the once and future Prime Minister, Ramsey Macdonald, who stated 'the Scottish legal authorities and the police strove for Slater's conviction by influencing witnesses and with-holding evidence.' Oscar Slater was finally released from prison in 1927 after years of intense public pressure, led by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Roughead, the great criminologist. In the author's quest to clear Oscar Slater's name, and to lay bare the deep corruption both within the police force and at the highest levels of the judiciary, the real murderer is identified for the first time. Toughill also reveals how Slater came to be wrongly convicted. Slater was the victim not merely of a miscarriage of justice, but of a conspiracy between senoir law officers intent on framing him in order to protect the real men involved. Toughill gives place of honour to the policeman John Trench who in 1914 made public his misgivings about the Slater case. His honesty was 'rewarded' with dismissal from the force. Trench's revelations came from material not made available to the defence or consequently the jury. The fact that it has taken nearly 100 years after Slater's conviction to produce evidence that could and should have been used during the original trial is shocking enough. How the legal establishment knowingly witheld this evidence will monly serve to fuel further the doubts many continue to have about our judicial system. The mistakes in the system of justice illustrated in the Oscar Slater case are as relevant today, perhaps even more so, as when they happened nearly one hundred years ago.

Buy Oscar Slater book by Thomas Toughill from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780750945738
ISBN-10: 0750945737
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Thomas Toughill

Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill Ripper Code, Paperback (November 2009)

Shows that the official Ripper files contain little of forensic interest. This book approaches the subject of the killer's identity from a different angle - the life and works of Oscar Wilde. It suggests that the Ripper was a 'friend' of Oscar Wilde, and that Wilde dropped clear hints about this in several of his works.

» View all books by Thomas Toughill

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Oscar Slater book by Thomas Toughill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Thomas Toughill

Tommy Toughill has laboured in a whisky distillery, taught history in Gibraltar, been a police officer in Hong Kong and a bodyguard to Henry Kissinger. A graduate of the University of Glasgow and a former Infantry officer in a Scottish regiment, he lives in Gibraltar.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Thomas Toughill close
Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill
Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill
World to Gain by Thomas Toughill
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close