Title: Murder Most Local, Historic Murders of East Cork
Author: Peter O’Shea
This book contains 47 true historical murder stories from East Cork. Some are well known cases that have lived on in folklore, others are long forgotten.
From Youghal to Fermoy and Aghada to Conna, a murder location is only ever a few miles away. Motives have not changed over the years – love, sex, drink and arguments about land. Some murders remain unsolved and others are obvious from the start who done it and why. Each story is completely different and unique.
As well as telling the story of these murders it also describes how the legal system of the time functioned. At times justice is swift and brutal and some where the system protects its own. It’s for you to decide who done it or whether it was murder at all.
Peter will be having a number of book launches throughout the coming weeks, so keep an eye on his Facebook page for dates and details.
Copies of this book are available from the following outlets, Midleton Books, McCarthy News, Hurley’s SuperValu Midleton, Fermoy Books, MJ Hanleys, Crees Card Shop and Read & Write in Youghal, The Ballymaloe Shop, The Schooner, Garryvoe Stores, Mrs. McCarthy’s Cloyne, Churchtown South Post Office.
About the author
Peter O’Shea is a native of Ballycotton. This is Peter’s second book, ‘ Well, Here I am in Ballycotton’ combined his passion for postcards, his love of the sea and his appreciation for Ballycotton and its history.
Since January 2011 he has been a mechanic on the Ballycotton Lifeboat, he joined the lifeboat as a volunteer many years before, when he was 18. During school and college, Peter worked on local fishing boats and has always had a keen interest in all things maritime. Peter Lives in Ballycotton with his partner Karen and their 3 sons, James, Edward and Henry