DARKNESS IN EDEN The Murder of Julie Ward

Author: Gavron (Jeremy)
Year: 1991
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780002158596
Price: 5.00
Hardback. Julie Ward loved Kenya. In early September 1988 she drove to the Masai Mara for a last few days' photographing the wildlife she adored. On Tuesday September 6 she set off, alone, back to Nairobi. No one saw her again. A week later her father, John Ward, found her jeep stuck in a riverbed, the letters, 'SOS' inscribed on the roof. The same day, the remains of one of her legs and a jawbone were discovered, the first partially burned, the second eaten clean by insects. Her brutal death caused an international sensation. In spite of an attempt to doctor the pathologist's report, the inquest, thanks largely to John Ward's courageous persistence, established the cause of death as murder. The case became increasingly politicised, and allegations of a full-scale cover-up were made. Two detectives from Scotland Yard were invited to Kenya by President Moi himself to lead their own investigation, and their inquiries led to a new and dramatic explanation for Julie's disappearance and to the murder suspects themselves. A book that shows that in Kenya savagery and beauty can walk side by side. Illus., Maps, Epilogue and Index. 213pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in F. dw.


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