The Massey Murder
A Maid, Her Master, and the Trial That Shocked A CountryBook - 2013
In February 1915, a member of one of Canada's wealthiest families was shot and killed in Toronto as he was returning from work. Carrie Davies, an 18-year-old domestic servant, quickly confessed. But who was the victim here? Charles "Bert" Massey, a scion of a famous family, or the frightened, perhaps mentally unstable Carrie, a penniless British immigrant? When the brilliant lawyer Hartley Dewart took on her case, his grudge against the powerful Masseys would fuel a dramatic trial that pitted the old order against the new, wealth and privilege against virtue and honest hard work. Set against a backdrop of the Great War in Europe and the changing face of a nation, this sensational crime is brought to vivid life for the first time.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperCollins,, .
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: xix, 308 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, map, genealogical table ;,24 cm.