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The Veiled Woman of Achill: Island Outrage & a Playboy Drama

Byrne, Patricia
This is the story of an atrocity on Achill Island in the west of Ireland in 1894. An English landowner, Agnes McDonnell, was brutally attacked and her home - Valley House - burnt. Agnes survived but was so disfigured she wore a veil in public for the rest of her life.

Hanged for Murder: Irish State Executions

Carey, Tim
Twenty-nine people convicted of murder were hanged by the Irish State: the executions were carried out in Mountjoy by the Pierrepoint family. The last met his fate in 1954 but the often shocking stories of these men and one woman have been largely forgotten. Here, for the first time, are their tragic stories, some in graphic detail.

Inside the Monkey House: My Time as an Irish Prison Officer (REPRINT)

Cuffe, John
Re-print, originally published in 2017. When John Cuffe entered Mountjoy as a young prison officer in May 1978, he stepped back into Victorian times. He knew nothing about jails, apart from what he had seen in black-and-white films on RTE: 'good' sheriffs and 'bad' hombres. Here, he reveals the raw truth of thirty tough years on the inside. Join him on a vivid, eye-opening journey .

Cold Cases Files: On the Trail of Ireland's Undetected Killers

Cummins, Barry
The Cold Case Files is the latest behind-the-scenes book from Ireland's most respected crime journalist, Barry Cummins. With unparalleled access to the Garda Cold Case Unit, Cummins explores the new investigations into some of Ireland's oldest and most shocking unsolved murders.

The Framing of Harry Gleeson

Fagan, Kieran
In November 1940 the body of Moll McCarthy, an unmarried mother of seven, was found in a field in Tipperary. She had been shot. The man who reported the discovery was her neighbour Harry Gleeson. Within three months, he was convicted by an all-male jury. Within five months, he was hanged. But he was innocent, the victim of a local conspiracy.

The Line

Gargan, Ian
A provocative blend of memoir and case study from Ireland's leading criminal psychologist.

Stakeknife: Britain's Secret Agents in Ireland

Harkin, Greg
The news story of the year: an explosive expose of how British military intelligence really works, from the inside.

Let This be Our Secret

The shocking true story of a killer dentist, his mistress, how they murdered their spouses - and how they almost got away with it.

The Joy: Mountjoy Jail. The Shocking, True Story of Life on the Inside: 2014

Howard, Paul
One man's story of life in The Joy - compulsive, chilling and frank. A no-holds-barred account of a criminal's time in the notorious Dublin prison, as revealed to journalist Paul Howard. New introduction by the author.

Hostage: Notorious Irish Kidnappings

Howard, Paul
The inside stories of Ireland's most famous abduction cases.

The Missing Postman: What Really Happened to Larry Griffin?

O Drisceoil, Fachtna
Fachtna O Drisceoil weaves the pieces of this mystery together, using new evidence which paints a sordid portrait of lies, half-truths, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality in the 1920s.

About Time: Surviving Ireland's Death Row

Pringle, Peter
On the 27 November 1980, Peter Pringle waited in an Irish court to hear the following words: `Peter Pringle, for the crime of capital murder ... the law prescribes only one penalty, and that penalty is death.'The problem was that Peter did not commit this crime.