"A mind-blowing magnum opus based on decades of research.” (Shaun Attwood, true crime author/YouTuber)
Just before Christmas in 1996, a beautiful French woman - the wife of a movie mogul - was brutally murdered outside of her holiday home in a remote region of West Cork, Ireland. The crime was reported by a local journalist, Ian Bailey, who was at the forefront of the case until he became the prime murder suspect. Arrested twice, he was released without charge.
This was the start of a saga lasting decades, with twists and turns and a battle for justice in two countries, which culminated in the 2019 conviction of Bailey - in his absence - by the French Criminal Court in Paris. But it was up to the Irish courts to decide whether he would be extradited to serve a 25-year prison sentence.
With the unrivalled cooperation of major investigation sources and the backing of the victim’s family, the author unravels the shocking facts of a unique murder case.