- Narrated by: Mark O’Connell
- Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
- Release date: 06-27-23
A Thread of Violence By Mark O’Connell AudioBook Summary
From the award-winning author comes a gripping account of one of the most scandalous murders in modern Irish history, at once a propulsive work of true crime and an act of literary subversion.
“Circles the inner life of the murderer Malcolm Macarthur with subtlety and forensic care…Complex and disturbing as well as intriguing and compelling.”—Colm Toíbín, author of The Magician and New York Times bestseller Brooklyn
Malcolm Macarthur was a well-known Dublin socialite and heir. Suave and urbane, he passed his days mingling with artists and aristocrats, reading philosophy, living a life of the mind. But by 1982, his inheritance had dwindled to almost nothing, a desperate threat to his lifestyle. Macarthur hastily conceived a plan: He would commit bank robbery, of the kind that had become frightfully common in Dublin at the time. But his plan spun swiftly out of control, and he needlessly killed two innocent people. The ensuing manhunt, arrest, and conviction amounted to one of the most infamous political scandals in modern Irish history, contributing to the eventual collapse of a government.