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The Resource Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer, Margalit Fox

Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer, Margalit Fox

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Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer
Title
Conan Doyle for the defense
Title remainder
the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer
Statement of responsibility
Margalit Fox
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1908 an elderly woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow apartment. The police found a convenient but innocent suspect in Oscar Slater--a Jewish cardsharp--who was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, already the world-famous creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Over the years he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and police diaries, meticulously noting myriad holes and inconsistencies. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom. Conan Doyle for the Defense immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection, telling the story of how Conan Doyle managed to get this murder conviction overturned by employing the methods of his most famous creation. Along the way, Fox illuminates a watershed moment in the history of criminal justice when reflexive prejudice began gradually to be replaced by reason and the scientific method"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Margalit
Dewey number
364.152/3094144
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9960.G72
LC item number
G533 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Murder
  • Criminal investigation
  • Forensic sciences
  • Vindication
  • Detectives
  • LAW / Forensic Science
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
  • Criminal investigation
  • Detectives
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Forensic sciences
  • Murder
  • Vindication
  • Scotland
Label
Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer, Margalit Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Prisoner 2988 -- Book one: Diamonds -- A footfall on the stair -- The mysterious Mr. Anderson -- The knight-errant -- The man in the Donegal cap -- Book two: Blood -- Traces -- The original Sherlock Holmes -- The art of reasoning backward -- A case of identity -- Book three: Granite -- The trap door -- "Until he be dead" -- The cold cruel sea -- Arthur Conan Doyle, consulting detective -- The strange case of George Edalji -- Prisoner 1992 -- Book four: Paper -- "You know my method" -- The ruin of John Thomson Trench -- Cannibals included -- The purloined brooch -- The gates of Peterhead -- More light, more justice -- The knight and the knave -- What became of them
Control code
on1030445407
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 319 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399589478
Lccn
2017058151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030445407
Label
Conan Doyle for the defense : the true story of a sensational British murder, a quest for justice, and the world's most famous detective writer, Margalit Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Prisoner 2988 -- Book one: Diamonds -- A footfall on the stair -- The mysterious Mr. Anderson -- The knight-errant -- The man in the Donegal cap -- Book two: Blood -- Traces -- The original Sherlock Holmes -- The art of reasoning backward -- A case of identity -- Book three: Granite -- The trap door -- "Until he be dead" -- The cold cruel sea -- Arthur Conan Doyle, consulting detective -- The strange case of George Edalji -- Prisoner 1992 -- Book four: Paper -- "You know my method" -- The ruin of John Thomson Trench -- Cannibals included -- The purloined brooch -- The gates of Peterhead -- More light, more justice -- The knight and the knave -- What became of them
Control code
on1030445407
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxvii, 319 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780399589478
Lccn
2017058151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1030445407

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