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Hard Cases Gene Kerrigan

Hard Cases By Gene Kerrigan

Hard Cases by Gene Kerrigan

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Drugs, violence, robbery, murder and incest - Gene Kerrigan tells the big stories of twenty years of crime in Ireland. Written in his addictive style, once you've started reading, you won't be able to stop.

Hard Cases Summary

Hard Cases: True Stories of Irish Crime by Gene Kerrigan

Hard Cases is a collection of startling stories about the reality of crime and court cases in Ireland. In these stories, there are no crime bosses with quaint nicknames; the police don't collect convenient clues that tell them who dunnit.

Instead, we get cases both famous and obscure in which the outcome is sometimes just, sometimes unsettling.

It begins with 'Dessie O'Hare's Last Stand', which records in breathtaking detail the inside story of a notorious kidnapping. It ends with 'The Small Legend of Karl Crawley', the story of a sometimes gentle, sometimes wild young Dublin man who found a shocking way of fighting back against authority.

There's the story of how Peter Mathews went into a police station to answer questions about a petty crime and ended up dead, with gardai covering up the reason why. How did Fr Molloy come to die in the bedroom of his married friends? What happened when a man came home to find his daughter's boyfriend wielding a hatchet?

Then there are the stories of murder, incest, libel and the legal warfare between rival Elvis fans.

About Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan is an award-winning Irish journalist and writer. Born in Dublin, Kerrigan wrote for Hot Press and Magill in the 1970s and 1980s before moving to the Irish Independent. Winner of World Journalist of the Year in 1985 and 1990, Kerrigan's work focuses heavily on crime, political corruption and social issues. He is the author of a number of works of non-fiction, including Another Country: Growing Up in '50s Ireland, Hard Cases: True Stories of Irish Crime and Never Make a Promise You Can't Keep: How to Succeed in Irish Politics. He is also a successful crime writer, and was awarded the 2012 Gold Dagger Prize for his novel The Rage.

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Hard Cases: True Stories of Irish Crime by Gene Kerrigan
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