The Missing Postman: What Really Happened to Larry Griffin?

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Christmas Day 1929 was an ordinary working day for Larry Griffin, the postman in Stradbally, Co. Waterford. But he didn't return home after work. Apart from an abandoned bicycle on a country road, no trace of him could be found. Despite the lack of a body, ten local people were charged with his murder. The defendants included two gardaí, the school teacher, the publican, his wife and two of their children. But when the state's only witness to the alleged murder withdrew his evidence, the case against all of them collapsed. Using newly available evidence from Garda files, which paints a sordid picture of lies, conspiracy, intimidation and Garda brutality, The Missing Postman re-examines the case and asks - What really happened to Larry Griffin?

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Essential for those interested in true crime mysteries ans early 20th-century Irish history. -- Library Journal "Library Journal"

Has it all-drama, intrigue and mystery as it uses newly available evidence to ask what really happened. -- Irish Voice "Irish Voice"

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Facthna A" Drisceoil is a radio producer and TV reporter with RTAe. He has produced Today with Pat Kenny, The Dave Fanning Show, Saturday View, Drivetime, and Tonight with Vincent Browne. As a television reporter he has worked on Leargas, Scannal, Garda ar Lar, Oilean and Cead Cainte. He has an M.Phil in Irish studies from NUI Galway and a BA in Communications Studies from Dublin City University.

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