Night Justice: The True Story of the Black Donnellys ---by Peter Edwards ( Lucan / London, Ontario history)

By: Edwards, Peter

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----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, a wee bit of very light wear and rubbing, 384 pages, b&w photos, ---"February 2005 [was] the 125th anniversary of the Donnelly mass murder. Night Justice is the first serious re-evaluation of this crime and features previously unpublished material. Late on the frigid night of February 4, 1880, five members of the Donnelly family were slaughtered in their homes near Lucan, a hamlet outside London, Ontario. The Toronto Globe called it "the blackest crime that ever disgraced and shocked the Dominion." The killers were a mob of neighbours, a vigilante society incited by the local parish priest to take matters into their own hands. Known as "night justice," this practice was all too common in small communities. In fact, the local police constable, Michael Carroll, was a leader of the vigilante murderers. A brutal history of clan violence formed the backdrop for the murders and cover-up. Even with a witness who testified in open court?an 11-year-old boy who hid beneath a bed during the slaughter?and other evidence pointing to the culprits, only one man?the police officer ever faced murder charges, and he was acquitted. Drawing on court transcripts, archival searches, material obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Peter Edwards tells a shocking tale with fresh revelations on the Donnelly family murder and trial"---, ---contents include: THE CRIME: Midnight Massacre; Shots in the Night; Witnesses to Murder --- THE ROOTS OF MURDER: County Tipperary; Greenland; The Roman Line; The Hangman's Noose; Reunited; Leaving the Nest; The Opposition Stagecoach; Arrested Justice; A New and Bitter Enemy; The Vigilance Committee; Boiling Beef; The Final Hours ---POLITICAL CIRCUS: Character Assassination; Devout Killers; Perilous Investigation; Coroner's Inquest; Show of Support; Change of Venue; Digging Deeper; Justice on Trial; Search for Fresh Evidence; Empty Show; Celebration --- AFTERMATH: The Curtain Falls; Confessions; Low Comedy; Donnelly Lawmen; The Final Curtain; The Reckoning, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Night Justice: The True Story of the Black Donnellys ---by Peter Edwards ( Lucan / London, Ontario history)

Author Name: Edwards, Peter

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Black Donnellys / Lucan, Ontario,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2004

ISBN Number: 1552636224

ISBN Number 13: 9781552636220

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155098

Keywords: Night Justice: The true Story of the Black Donnellys , James Kelly, Lucan Ontario,