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The Convictions of John Delahunt Kindle Edition

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Dublin, 1841. On a cold December morning, a boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. This could be just one more small, sad death in a city riven by poverty, inequality and political unrest, but this killing causes a public outcry. For it appears the culprit – a feckless student named John Delahunt – is also an informant and in the pay of the authorities at Dublin Castle. And strangely, this young man seems neither to regret what he did nor fear his punishment. Indeed, as he awaits the hangman in his cell in Kilmainham Gaol, John Delahunt decides to tell his story in this, his final, deeply unsettling statement . . .



Set amidst Dublin’s taverns, tenements, courtrooms and alleyways and with a rich, Dickensian cast of characters – carousing students, unscrupulous lowlifes, dissectionists, phrenologists, blackmailers and the sinister agents of the Castle, The Convictions of John Delahunt is based on true events that convulsed Victorian Ireland.



Beautifully observed, seductive and laced with dark humour, this is a gripping historical thriller about a man who betrays his family, his friends, his society and, ultimately, himself and marks the debut of an exciting and assured new literary voice.

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Dublin, 1841.

On a cold December morning, a boy is enticed away from his mother and his throat savagely cut. In a city riven by poverty and political unrest, this murder causes an outcry. For it seems the culprit – a feckless student named John Delahunt – is also an informant and in the pay of the spymasters at Dublin Castle. As he awaits the hangman, Delahunt decides to tell his story in this, his final, deeply unsettling statement . . . --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B00EALI5SY
  • Publisher : Transworld Digital (12 September 2013)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 3053 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 352 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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