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Shades of Justice: Seven Nova Scotia Murder Cases
As dawn broke on a summer morning in 1819, pistol shots echoed across a field on the outskirts of Halifax. Merchant William Bowie, who issued the challenge to this duel, lay dead. Richard John Uniacke Jr., the son of Nova Scotia’s attorney general, stood trial for his murder but escaped the noose – and ended his career as a Supreme Court judge. The Uniacke-Bowie duel is on ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published December 1st 1988 by Nimbus Publishing Ltd ,Canada
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