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The Resource Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar

Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar

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Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character
Title
Black River Road
Title remainder
an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character
Statement of responsibility
Debra Komar
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1869, in the woods just outside of the bustling port city of Saint John, a group of teenaged berry pickers discovered several badly decomposed bodies. The authorities suspected foul play, but the identities of the victims were as mysterious as that of the perpetrator. From the twists and turns of a coroner's inquest, an unlikely suspect emerged to stand trial for murder: John Munroe, a renowned architect, well-heeled family man, and pillar of the community. Munroe was arguably the first in Canada's fledgling judicial system to actively defend himself. His lawyer's strategy was as simple as it was revolutionary: Munroe's wealth, education, and exemplary character made him incapable of murder. The press and Saint John's elite vocally supported Munroe, sparking a debate about character and murder that continues to this day. In re-examining a precedent-setting historical crime with fresh eyes, Komar addresses questions that still echo through the halls of justice more than a century later: is everyone capable of murder, and should character be treated as evidence in homicide trials?"--
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CaOONL
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1965-
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Komar, Debra
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Munroe, Ella May
  • Munroe, John A
  • Munroe, John A
  • Vail, Sarah Margaret
  • Murder
  • Murderers
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
general
Label
Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780864928764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • pr01186948
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01186948
  • 310159
Label
Black River Road : an unthinkable crime, an unlikely suspect, and the question of character, Debra Komar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9780864928764
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • pr01186948
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01186948
  • 310159

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