A Dream of Death: How a dream became a nightmare and a west Cork village became the centre of Ireland's most notorious unsolved murder

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Gill & Macmillan Ltd, Jun 5, 2020 - True Crime - 256 pages

The brutal killing of Sophie Toscan du Plantier just days before Christmas in 1996 has proved to be Ireland's highest-profile, most baffling and controversy-stalked murder mystery.

In this definitive account of Ireland's most notorious unsolved crime, Ralph Riegel, who has covered the case from the very beginning, delves into the facts of the murder that caused shockwaves across both Sophie's native France and the quiet Cork countryside where her dream turned into a nightmare.


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Contents Cover Title page Introduction
Sophie Toscan du Plantier
Ian Bailey
Libel Hearing
Marie Farrell
Wrongful Arrest
Buildup to Paris Trial
Paris Trial

French Investigation

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Ralph Riegel is the southern correspondent for Independent Newspapers, Ireland's biggest newspaper group, covering the region for the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Evening Herald and Independent.ie. His work has also featured in the Independent (UK), the Daily Telegraph, the Belfast Telegraph and the Cork Examiner. He is a regular contributor to RTÉ, Virgin Media, the BBC, Channel 4 and Newstalk.

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