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By Lynley Hood

A CITY POSSESSED is a strong, compelling and shocking story about one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child abuse allegations, gender politics and the law.

In detailing the events and debates leading up to and surrounding the Christchurch Civic Creche case, Lynley Hood shows how such as case could happen, and why. Her penetrating analysis of the social and legal processes by which the conviction of Peter Ellis was obtained, and has been repeatedly upheld, has far-reaching implications - not only for our justice system, but for the way in which we see ourselves.

A superb example of investigative journalism, scholarly analysis and lively writing by one of New Zealand's most respected authors.

Hardback - 672 pages

Published 2001

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