During the 1970s a group of Protestant paramilitaries embarked on a spree of indiscriminate murder which left thirty Northern Irish Catholics dead. Their leader was Lenny Murphy, a fanatical Unionist whose Catholic-sounding surname led to his persecution as a child for which he took revenge on all Catholics.
Not for the squeamish, The Shankill Butchers is a horrifyingly detailed account of one of the most brutal series of murders in British legal historya phenomenon whose real nature has been obscured by the political and violent context from which it sprang.
Reprint of the 1989 edition with a new afterword. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)