The Irish Assassins: Retelling of Phoenix Park murders a compelling blend of political history and true crime

Journalist Julie Kavanagh’s account of the murders of two members of the British authority in Ireland in 1882 has the plot and intrigue of a sweeping 19th-century novel

4th July, 2021
The Irish Assassins: Retelling of Phoenix Park murders a compelling blend of political history and true crime
An illustration published in Le Monde in 1882 of the murder of Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish and Thomas Henry Burke in Phoenix Park. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge and the Murders that Stunned an Empire

By Julie Kavanagh

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