|About the Book|
Gébler is an overlooked novelist. The Dead Eight is one of the truest, least flashy, most human novels I have read for a long time. - The TelegraphIt’s a powerful tale and one well told… The story might span the first half of the 20th century,MoreGébler is an overlooked novelist. The Dead Eight is one of the truest, least flashy, most human novels I have read for a long time. - The TelegraphIt’s a powerful tale and one well told… The story might span the first half of the 20th century, but it’s a tale that’s as timely and relevant as tomorrow’s headlines. – Sunday Business PostGebler has already proved himself a master at transmuting historical facts into compelling fiction...And in this new novel hes just as adroit at creating psychological and dramatic suspense out of known facts...a book so rich in characterisation, so expertly paced and so well-written that it works equally well as absorbing social history and page-turning thriller. - Irish IndependentThe picture that Gébler paints of the entire Irish establishment – from police to courts to priest to public opinion – is as damning as anything his mother (Edna OBrien) has ever produced about her homeland. - The Independent~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~A stunning and critically praised novel by acclaimed Irish writer Carlo Gébler, this book addresses the miscarriages of justice endemic in the Irish judicial system.On a wet November morning in 1940, Harry Gleeson discovered the body of Moll McCarthy in a field near the village of New Inn, Co. Tipperary. She had been shot twice with a shotgun, once in the face…In tracing Molls journey to this tragic end, Carlo Géblers novel - which is based on the real story - explores how the local police fabricated their case against Harry Gleeson, and why an entire community looked away as the Irish judicial system prosecuted, convicted and condemned to death an innocent man.Gleeson was hanged in Mountjoy prison in April 1941.