Not a Gentleman's Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth (Hardback)
  • Not a Gentleman's Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth (Hardback)
zoom

Not a Gentleman's Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth (Hardback)

(author)
£22.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 16/07/2020
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket
The story of the most notorious murder in American nautical history--a uniquely grotesque triple murder for which guilt was never settled--and the long journey to truth

The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New England lumber, left Boston bound for Buenos Aires on July 8, 1896 with twelve people on board: captain-owner Charles Nash, his wife and Maine childhood-sweetheart Laura, two mates, the "mulatto" steward, six crewmen, and one passenger. Just before 2 A.M. on the sixth day at sea, the captain, his wife, and the second mate were slaughtered in their individual bunkrooms with the ship's axe, seven or eight blows apiece. Laura Nash was found with her thin nightgown pushed above her hips, her head and upper body smashed and deformed. Incredibly, no one saw or heard the killings... except the killer.

After a harrowing voyage back to port for the survivors, the killer among them, it didn't take long for prosecutors to charge, and a Boston jury to convict, the first mate, a naturalized American of mixed blood from St. Kitts. But another man on board, the passenger, a twenty-year-old Harvard quitter from a proper Boston family, had his own dark secrets. Who was the real killer, and what became of these two men? Not a Gentleman's Work is the story of the fates of two vastly different men whose lives intersected briefly on one horrific voyage at sea--a story that reverberates with universal themes: inescapable terror, coerced confession, capital punishment, justice obscured by privilege, perseverance, redemption, and death by tortured soul.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780306903380
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

No Angel
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Jigsaw Man
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Escobar
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Girl A
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
I Heard You Paint Houses
Added to basket
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Added to basket
Forensics
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bronson
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
World's Top Twenty Worst Crimes
Added to basket
The Ice Man
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Complete Jack The Ripper
Added to basket
Cocky (paperback)
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Murder Machine
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Underground
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.