From a time when the ultimate punishment in criminal cases in Ireland was the gallows, Hanging Crimes brings us ten true-life stories of rape, murder, love and betrayal from around the country. In all of these stories the murder or rape shook the entire community, exposing fears, disloyalties, treachery and often, an appetite for vengeance. The authors of these pieces have trawled through the archives to bring alive these crimes, the resulting courtcases and the final dispensation of justice.

ISBN 9781856354622