Mark, O'Connell

A Thread of Violence: A Story of Truth, Invention and Murder

Soft cover

New

16.00

In stock

SKU: 5522 Category: Tag:

Description

From the award-winning author comes a gripping account of one of the most scandalous murders in modern Irish history, at once a propulsive work of true crime and an act of literary subversion. Malcolm Macarthur was a well-known Dublin socialite and heir. Suave and urbane, he passed his days mingling with artists and aristocrats, reading philosophy, living a life of the mind. But by 1982, his inheritance had dwindled to almost nothing, a desperate threat to his lifestyle. Macarthur hastily conceived a plan: He would commit bank robbery, of the kind that had become frightfully common in Dublin at the time. But his plan spun swiftly out of control, and he needlessly killed two innocent people. The ensuing manhunt, arrest, and conviction amounted to one of the most infamous political scandals in modern Irish history, contributing to the eventual collapse of a government.

Additional information

Format

Soft cover

Writer

Mark, O'Connell

Publisher

Granta Books

Publication Year

2023

ISBN

9781783789573

Language

English