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Conan Doyle For The Defence

Margalit Fox / Crawford Logan
Just before Christmas 1908 wealthy 82-year-old spinster Marion Gilchrist was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A diamond brooch was missing and police arrested Oscar Slater a Jewish immigrant and gambler. Despite having an alibi Slater was convicted and imprisoned in Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later convict William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message addressed to Arthur Conan Doyle who turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater ... Drawing on original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters this is a compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.

  • Published by Oakhill Publishing
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre True Crime
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st April 2019
  • Duration 07 Hrs. 33 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781787714649