Dublin in the 1950s. Eighteen-year-old Eamonn Farrell has been sentenced to death for the murder of a policeman. Ireland has no hangman, so the English executioner has been hired to do the job.Carrying his equipment in a brown leather case, an anonymous figure leaves home in the English midlands and sets off for Ireland. Will he reach the gaol and execute Farrell? Or will Farrell’s supporters get to him first? Based on a true story.
Nicholas Best grew up in Kenya and was educated there, in England and at Trinity College, Dublin. He served in the Grenadier Guards and worked in London as a journalist before becoming a fulltime author.
His comic novel Tennis and the Masai was serialized on BBC Radio 4 and has recently been a best-seller in the Amazon Top 100. The Greatest Day in History, his account of the 1918 Armistice, was a Waterstone's recommendation of the month and has been translated into many languages.
In 2010, Nicholas Best was long-listed for the inaugural Sunday Times-EFG Private Bank award of...
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