Overview

Ireland has been gripped by the story of a housewife from County Clare who, when her millionaire partner refused to marry her, googled a hitman and arranged to have him killed.
Over the course of almost two months, the story of Lyingeyes and Hire_hitman unfolded in a flurry of emails. The website, hitmanforhire.net might have looked amateurish and carried a disclaimer but it attracted serious interest.
One person who was interested was Sharon ...
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Devil in the Red Dress

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Overview

Ireland has been gripped by the story of a housewife from County Clare who, when her millionaire partner refused to marry her, googled a hitman and arranged to have him killed.
Over the course of almost two months, the story of Lyingeyes and Hire_hitman unfolded in a flurry of emails. The website, hitmanforhire.net might have looked amateurish and carried a disclaimer but it attracted serious interest.
One person who was interested was Sharon Collins, the ‘devil in the red dress’. Desperate to get her hands on a share of her partner's fortune, she took drastic action. She turned to Google to solve her problem. A Mexican marriage certificate was obtained but wasn’t enough. On 8 August 2006, she contacted hitmanforhire.net and started to arrange the hit.
This is one of the most bizarre stories to ever appear before an Irish court. Filled with intrigue, betrayal, sex, money and would-be murder, it has all the ingredients for a best-selling thriller.
This book will prove to its readers that truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149539284
  • Publisher: Maverick House
  • Publication date: 3/20/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • File size: 453 KB

Meet the Author

Abigail Rieley was born in Wimbledon but has lived most of her life in Ireland. She is a freelance reporter covering murder trials for the local and national press from Dublin’s Four Courts. Abigail is the only journalist to have attended every day of Sharon Collins' trial.
In a career spanning more than ten years she has written for The Sunday Independent, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Tribune. She has also worked in radio for Newstalk 106, Q102 and BBC Radio Ulster.
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