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

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Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Harper Collins

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ISBN - 10:1443409235

ISBN - 13:9781443409230

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Book received the Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award for Canadian History. Author is the only person who has won this award twice: in 2005 The Museum Called Canada was also honoured. Signed and inscribed by author on title page. Tight binding. No chips, tears, creases. Dust jacket is NOT price-clipped. Jacket is in a clear, protective, removable Bro-dart sleeve. Light shelf wear to edges of jacket. Black and white photographic illustrations. Size: Sm 4to (9" to 11"). 308 pp.

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A Globe & Mail 100 Selection andlonglisted 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 aDiscovery Televisionminiseries-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.