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In January of 1872, Josephine McCarty was indicted for murder in a shooting on a horse-drawn streetcar in Utica, New York. There were witnesses, and the common consensus was that the woman would hang. Then the governor of New York called a special term of court, and his attorney general sent a high-powered lawyer to aid the prosecution. Why?
Perhaps the story was more complex than it appeared. This accounting of Josephine’s life offers a window into another place in time, an era when flamboyant architecture and white-gloved manners masked a darker side of society. The facts brought forth in her trial reveal a woman of unfathomable courage struggling in a time when money and influence obliterated the line between villain and victim.
|Publisher:||North Country Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
She holds an Associate Degree in Fine Art from Mohawk Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Studio Art from Hamilton College. She retired as Director of Records and Research for Development at Utica College.
She currently resides in Webster, New York. The Balance of Justice is Eileen’s first novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved this book! It’s a historical novel, with mystery, drama, and a heroine with nine lives. It’s a novel based on a true story. The author’s research, skill and creativity make the history, the 1850s and the drama of Josephine McCarty’s love affairs and tumultuous life, come to life. It’s an excellent read.