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The Rectory Murder

The Mysterious Crime that Shocked Turn-of-the-Century New Brunswick

By Saunders, Kenneth

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In New Brunswick's Hopewell Cape courthouse a sensational turn-of-the-century trial put young, handsome Tom Collins in the prisoner's dock, charged with the grisly murder of Mary Ann McAuley, housekeeper to the parish priest.
Author Kenneth Saunders focuses on this story to present a vivid picture of New Brunswick rural society in the early 1900s. Looking at the events of the murder and the trial through the eyes of farmers, tradesmen, clergy, town officials, police and the notorious hangman Jon Radclive, Saunders makes their voices sound so real, so genuine that they seem to be with us still.
The Rectory Murder presents a vivid portrait of a grisly crime, and of its widespread effects on an otherwise peaceful rural community.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 302 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9781550282719
Format: 9.25in x 6in

BISAC Code:  HIS006000
Imprint: Lorimer


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