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When the Hangman Came to Galway

A Gruesome True Story of Murder in Victorian Ireland

By (author) Dean Ruxton
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Gill, Dublin, Ireland
Imprint: Gill Books
Published: 12th Oct 2018
Dimensions: w 149mm h 233mm d 23mm
Weight: 330g
ISBN-10: 0717180859
ISBN-13: 9780717180851
Barcode No: 9780717180851
Synopsis
The paths of a secret paramour, a jilted lover and a reluctant hangman cross in one fateful winter week in Galway, 1885 James Berry was the notorious hangman who ended the lives of over 100 criminals in Victorian Britain and Ireland. Tortured by nightmares as he tried to come to terms with the toll his gruesome work took on him, he played a central role in some of the crimes of the century, including the hanging of William Bury, the man suspected of being Jack the Ripper. The Hangman Who Came to Galway focuses on a winter week in Irish history where Berry was tasked with bringing to a conclusion the case of two notorious murders in Galway, keeping readers transfixed as they journey with this fascinating character through nineteenth-century Ireland in all its gruesome glory.

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