Download e-book for iPad: A Death in the Islands: The Unwritten Law and the Last Trial by Mike Farris

By Mike Farris

ISBN-10: 1510712143

ISBN-13: 9781510712140

Lies, homicide, and a mythical court docket conflict threaten to rip aside the Territory of Hawaii.

In September of 1931, Thalia Massie, a tender naval lieutenant’s spouse, claims to were raped by way of 5 Hawaiian males in Honolulu. Following a hung jury within the rape trial, Thalia’s mom, socialite Grace Fortescue, and husband, in addition to sailors, kidnap one of many accused in an try to coerce a confession. after they are stuck after killing him and attempting to unload his physique within the ocean, Mrs. Fortescue’s society buddies elevate adequate funds to rent seventy-four-year-old Clarence Darrow out of retirement to protect the vigilante killers. the result's an epic court conflict among Darrow and the Territory of Hawaii’s most sensible prosecutor, John C. Kelley, in a case that threatens to the touch off a race conflict in Hawaii and ends up in one of many maximum miscarriages of justice in American history.

Written within the sort of a singular, yet meticulously following the historic checklist, A demise within the Islands weaves a narrative of lies, deception, psychological affliction, racism, revenge, and murder—a sequence of occasions within the Territory of Hawaii that almost tore aside the peaceable islands, reverberating from the tenements of Honolulu to the hallowed halls of Congress, and correct into the Oval place of work itself, and left a stain at the legacy of 1 of the best criminal minds of all time.

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