Get A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial PDF

By Mike Farris

ISBN-10: 1510712143

ISBN-13: 9781510712140

Lies, homicide, and a mythical court docket conflict threaten to rip aside the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a tender naval lieutenant’s spouse, claims to were raped through 5 Hawaiian males in Honolulu. Following a hung jury within the rape trial, Thalia’s mom, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, besides sailors, kidnap one of many accused in an try and coerce a confession. once they are stuck after killing him and attempting to unload his physique within the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society buddies elevate sufficient cash to rent seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to safeguard the vigilante killers. the result's an epic court conflict among Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s most sensible prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to the touch off a race struggle in Hawaii and leads to one of many maximum miscarriages of justice in American history.

Written within the variety of a singular, yet meticulously following the historic checklist, A loss of life within the Islands weaves a narrative of lies, deception, psychological ailment, racism, revenge, and murder—a sequence of occasions within the Territory of Hawaii that just about tore aside the peaceable islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and correct into the Oval workplace itself, and left a stain at the legacy of 1 of the best felony minds of all time.

Show description

Read or Download A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow PDF

Similar murder & mayhem true accounts books

Download e-book for kindle: Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case on the by J. Dennis Robinson

The definitive account of the infamous nineteenth-century New England hatchet murders and their aftermath. “Lizzie Borden's received not anything on Louis Wagner. ” says bestselling writer Andrew Vietze, coauthor of Boon Island: a real tale of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism   The cold-blooded ax homicide of 2 blameless Norwegian ladies at their island domestic off the coast of recent Hampshire has gripped the quarter given that 1873, beguiling travelers, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theories.

Download e-book for iPad: The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder by Linda Stratmann

Homicide by way of poison alarmed, enthralled, and in lots of methods encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann’s darkish and opulent social historical past unearths the 19th century as a grotesque battleground the place poisoners went head-to-head with gurus who strove to realize poisons, keep watch over their availability, and produce the to blame to justice.

Jennifer M. Kilty,Sylvie Frigon's The Enigma of a Violent Woman: A Critical Examination of the PDF

Karla Homolka has confirmed to be a determine of tolerating curiosity to the general public and media for the final two decades. despite the fact that, regardless of the common Canadian and overseas public observation and media frenzy that has encircled this situation, Homolka herself continues to be an enigma to such a lot who write approximately her. unlike a lot of the modern dialogue in this case, this publication bargains a entire and precise exam of the criminal, public and media understandings and reasons of Homolka’s criminal activity.

Download e-book for kindle: UNTOLD: The Daniel Morgan Murder Exposed by Peter Jukes,Alastair Morgan

Inner most Investigator Daniel Morgan used to be murdered in chilly blood, with an awl to the pinnacle, within the automobile park of the Golden Lion pub, Sydenham, south London, on tenth March 1987. Thirty years on, after 5 failed police investigations and an ongoing inquiry, Daniel's homicide is now the main investigated in British background - but it is still unsolved.

Additional info for A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial of Clarence Darrow by Mike Farris

by Jeff

Rated 4.44 of 5 – based on 50 votes