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By Paul Williams

ISBN-10: 1844883620

ISBN-13: 9781844883622

For over a 12 months every person assumed lacking Dublin lady Elaine O'Hara had ended her personal existence. yet after her continues to be have been discovered, gardaí came upon that Elaine used to be in thrall to a guy who had spent years grooming her to permit him kill her. That guy used to be Graham Dwyer, a married father of 3 and companion in a Dublin structure practice. virtually the appropriate Murder information the exhaustive investigation—one of the main complicated and chilling in Irish legal justice history—that allowed gardaí to construct a case opposed to Dwyer. And it outlines the twists and turns—both within the court docket and in the back of the scenes—during the dramatic trial that followed. nearly the suitable Murder comprises startling new fabric according to wide examine carried out specifically for the booklet. This comprises clean insights into the gardaí research and heritage details on Graham Dwyer. this can be the definitive account of the case that gripped the state by way of Ireland's prime crime journalist, Paul Williams.


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He assumed that she had overslept and then rushed out in a panic, forgetting her phone. m. ’ Sheila Hawkins noticed that there was still no sign of life in the apartment and that Elaine’s car was not in the underground car park. She thought Elaine must be working late at the festival in Dublin. First thing the following morning Sheila Hawkins checked the apartment again. When there was still no sign of Elaine or her car, the niggling feeling she’d had since Wednesday night turned into apprehension.

In August 1992, Frank and Eileen O’Hara brought her to the high-profile psychiatrist Professor Anthony Clare. He agreed to take Elaine on as a patient and she was admitted for treatment to St Edmundsbury Hospital in Lucan, west Dublin. Professor Clare and his team were initially uncertain about Elaine’s diagnosis and thought she had an emerging psychotic illness. She informed Professor Clare that she had had fantasies of being restrained or imprisoned from the age of twelve but wouldn’t elaborate.

He had demonstrated the intelligence, meticulous planning and attention to detail of a serial killer. It was therefore reasonable to suspect that the perpetrator could have been successful in the past. There were enough missing women in the Leinster area to support such a hypothesis. It added to the sense of urgency about the mission at hand. Apart from finding Elaine O’Hara’s killer, the investigators faced another massive challenge: the post-mortem could not establish how Elaine had met her death.

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