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From the recent notorious and horrific murders of Rachel O'Reilly, Dolores McCrea and Siobhan Kearney, cases are outlined as far back as the poisoning of Margaret Lehman in Dublin of the War years, for which her husband was hanged in 1945. A picture is revealed about how little has changed in this area of crime, but also about how societys attitude has changed towards it, as reflected in court verdicts and sentences. From open-and-shut cases to ones that relied on detailed forensic evidence, the book also examines the aftermath, describing courtroom scenes of high emotion as the bereaved family seek to ensure their former in-law is held accountable for the crime. In its detailed examination of Irelands most notorious wife killings from the 1940s right up to present day and the most recent returned verdict in the Siobhan Kearney case, Love You to Death charts each story from apparently normal marriages all the way to a violent ending and a legal conclusions. A chilling, gripping and at times gruesome read.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780340963517
ISBN-10: 0340963514
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Hachette Books Ireland
Publisher: Hachette Books Ireland
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Ireland

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Author Biography -

Michael Clifford has been working as journalist since 1994. He has worked on various national newspapers such as The Star, Irish Independent and Ireland on Sunday. He has been with the Sunday Tribune since 2000 and now writes a weekly column. He appears regularly on Newstalk 106 (The Breakfast Show), The Last Word and RTE Radio. He;s also featured on Gerry Ryan's 2FM show and Seoige and O'Shea.