Shankhill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder

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9780091740443: Shankhill Butchers: A Case Study of Mass Murder

This book by the author of "Rogue Warrior of the SAS", retells the story of a series of murders by the Ulster Volunteer Force in N. Ireland in the 1970s. When convicted, the killers received over 2000 years in jail, the longest sentences ever given in a single trial in British legal history The murders began in 1966 when when several members of the UVF declared war on the IRA. Often, however, they killed Irish Catholics with no IRA connections at all. The ringleader of this group was Lennie Murphy, who was responsible for "Bloody Sunday" amongst other killings. He himself was murdered by the IRA in November 1982. The author of this work is a native of Belfast and at this moment works as a journalist for the Belfast Telegraph.

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"Gruesome yet compelling and superbly researched" ( Tribune)

"Gruesome territory...the great value of Martin Dillon's carefully researched and readable work is that it enters a world that few journalists have been inclined or able to penetrate" ( Listener)

"Mr. Dillon recounts in chilling detail the evolution of Murphy's gang and the efforts to catch them. It makes for gripping but altogether terrifying reading" ( Washington Times)

"A chilling book, chilling but fascinating ... People on both sides - or some of them - are likely to read Martin Dillon, and to learn from him" (Conor Cruise O'Brien)

"Dillon's books are a working lifetime's brave and persistent effort to get information of a kind which, as he frankly says, can be perilous to possess, let alone to reveal" (Times Literary Supplement)

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The bestselling non-fiction book from the definitive writer on Ireland's tumultuous past. A gruesome investigation into one of Britain's most brutal and horrifying murder cases, perpetuated by the infamous serial killers Murphy's gang.

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