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Death on Ireland's Eye

by Dean Ruxton

ISBN: 9780717188925

One morning in September 1852, a handsome couple stepped onto a hired boat bound for Ireland's Eye, an uninhabited island and popular tourist spot off Howth Harbour. William was an artist of considerable means and his wife, Maria, a keen swimmer.

After sunset, when the boatmen returned to collect their customers, Maria was missing. A search was mounted, and she was found dead in a lonely, rocky inlet.

The inquest ruled the death a drowning, and Maria Kirwan was laid to rest. Soon after, a startling secret sparked an investigation, Maria's exhumation and William's arrest for her murder.

The story caused a sensation: a secret life and a sharply divisive trial that aroused the full force of Victorian moral outrage. A veil of mystery has hung over Maria's death for almost 170 years. Now, this modern analysis casts more doubt over the Crown's version of events than ever before.

304 pages.

€ 16.99 

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Date of Publication: 08/02/2022

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