THE BLACK WIDOW

The Catherine Nevin Story

By
Niamh O'Connor
The Black Widow

The incredible story of the murder which gripped the nation.

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Paperback:
262 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9780862786878

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ISBN:
9781847175175
Category True Crime

Number One Bestseller
The incredible story of the murder which gripped the nation.

When Tom Nevin was brutally murdered in Jack White's Inn on the morning of 19 March 1996 there was widespread mourning for the man known as a 'gentle giant'. And none seemed as grief-stricken as his widow, Catherine. She stood by the graveside holding a single red rose, the classic symbol of a lost love. But even as that picture occupied the front page of the nation's newspapers, the rumours had started.

Four years later Catherine Nevin stood in the dock and listened impassively as a jury found her guilty of murdering her husband, and guilty on three counts of soliciting others to murder. The trial had kept the entire country enthralled, as every day more bizarre stories emerged: contract killers, money laundering, the IRA, sexual affairs, plastic surgery, contacts in high places. It had all the ingredients of a bestselling thriller, but this was real life, and with a real victim.

The Black Widow is the story of a woman who wanted it all and didn't care how she got it. Niamh O'Connor, a journalist who sat through every day of the record-breaking trial, explores the personality behind the glamorous mask, the real motives for the murder, and, in a series of revealing interviews, unravels the web of intrigue, deception and violence that brought the woman who once gave deportment classes to schoolchildren to the cells of Mountjoy.

Niamh O’Connor is the author of the best-selling book on the life and crimes of Catherine Nevin, The Black Widow. She is also Crime Correspondent with Ireland on Sunday. She has previously worked for The Examiner and RTÉ. Her experience in print journalism is extensive, and she has turned her talent to reporting in several different areas with great flair and precision. She lives in Wicklow.

Racy, colourful and sharply written

Sunday Business Post
The Sunday Business Post

A compelling picture of a greedy complex woman who believed she could beat the system. The Black Widow is a fascinating read with enough juicy details to keep you hooked.

The Sunday World

This is a compelling book.

Woman's Way

For anyone wishing to have a permanent record of her extraordinary story, this is the book to have.

Leinster Leader
The Leinster Leader

A good read, cleverly structured ... has all the ingredients of the murder mystery genre

Wicklow Times
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