The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master And The Trial That Shocked A Country

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The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master And The Trial That Shocked A Country

by Charlotte Gray

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | September 10, 2013 | Hardcover

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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection and longlisted for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize!

A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict-the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey

In February 1915, a member of one of Canada''s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles "Bert" Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart, QC, took on her case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work. Set against a backdrop of the Great War in Europe and the changing faceof a nation, this sensational crime is brought to vivid life for the first time.

As in her previous bestselling book, Gold Diggers-now in production as a Discovery Television miniseries-multi-award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray has created a captivating narrative rich in detail and brimming with larger-than-life personalities, as she shines alight on a central moment in our past.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443409235

ISBN - 13: 9781443409230

Found in: History

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The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master And The Trial That Shocked A Country

The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master And The Trial That Shocked A Country

by Charlotte Gray

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 336 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 0.79 in

Published: September 10, 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443409235

ISBN - 13: 9781443409230

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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection and longlisted for the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize!

A scandalous crime, a sensational trial, a surprise verdict-the true story of Carrie Davies, the maid who shot a Massey

In February 1915, a member of one of Canada''s wealthiest families was shot and killed on the front porch of his home in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles "Bert" Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart, QC, took on her case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work. Set against a backdrop of the Great War in Europe and the changing faceof a nation, this sensational crime is brought to vivid life for the first time.

As in her previous bestselling book, Gold Diggers-now in production as a Discovery Television miniseries-multi-award-winning historian and biographer Charlotte Gray has created a captivating narrative rich in detail and brimming with larger-than-life personalities, as she shines alight on a central moment in our past.

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PRAISE FOR GOLD DIGGERS:

?Nobody writes our nation?s history with quite the grace and authority of Charlotte Gray.? ?TORONTO STAR

?Shows why those hardscrabble years captivate us still. . . .Reinforces her reputation as a superb narrative historian.? ?NATIONAL POST

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