Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Book Tour and Giveaway - In for Life: A Journey Into Murder, Corruption, and Friendship by Elaine Alice Murphy

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for In for Life: A Journey Into Murder, Corruption, and Friendship by Elaine Alice Murphy. This book tour was organized by Silver Dagger Book Tours. On my stop, I am spotlighting the book, and I also have the Netflix trailer . There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: In for Life: A Journey Into Murder, Corruption, and Friendship
Author: Elaine Alice Murphy
Publication Date: March 1st 2022
Print Length: 496 pages
Genre: True Crime
Recently, Newsweek compiled a listing of the top true crime documentaries on Netflix. Trial 4 which tells the true story of Sean Ellis who was wrongfully convicted as a teenager in the murder of Boston police officer John J. Mulligan in 1993 was in the top five.

If you have not seen it, you must. It will bring you into a world that most of us never knew existed. It will make you angry and ask yourself that proverbial question, how can this happen in the United States of America?

Across eight episodes, the gripping documentary follows Ellis' fight for freedom as he awaits a potential fourth trial and attempts to expose the systemic racism and corruption within the justice system which landed him in jail in the first place.

Enter Elaine Alice Murphy. While living and working in Montreal, she learned of the controversial Mulligan case and Sean’s conviction – and recognized him as her son’s childhood friend from their years in Massachusetts. Stricken to think that the gentle boy she remembered would die in prison an innocent man, she visited him, began researching his case, and committed to join his family and lawyers in a quest to free him. Murphy’s digging uncovered “game-changing” evidence of police corruption that had tainted Sean’s trial and resulted in his conviction being overturned in 2015.

Elaine has written a book, documenting her experiences not only through the trial and her connection to Mr. Ellis, but her own journey through a corrupt criminal justice system and recounts her horror at the vastly different Americas experienced by Sean and her own son growing up.

In For Life, will be released early next year. Distributed in North America and Internationally by Cardinal Publishing Group, her book will be available in bookstores and across all classes of trade as well as online and as an e-book on most platforms.

In For Life: A Journey into Murder, Corruption and Friendship, promises to be a bestselling, must read and perhaps one of the most important books in 2022.

A remarkable story beautifully told ... of what it takes to make the criminal legal system fair – dogged determination, years and years of work, and a clear-eyed vision of what is right, no matter what the cost.” - Honorable Nancy Gertner, retired judge, U.S. District Court, D. Mass.; senior lecturer, Harvard Law School

Featured in the critically acclaimed Netflix Series Trial 4!

Watch the Netflix trailer below or by clicking here.

Elaine Alice Murphy was born and raised in Massachusetts, and graduated from Boston College in 1967 with an honors degree in English and earned a master’s degree in human development from Harvard University in 1978. After a post-college year as a Pan Am flight attendant during which she flew in and out of war-torn Vietnam with U.S. troops, she spent a decade in education. She was an English teacher in Boston and then a program administrator for the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Win a $20 Amazon gift card!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. Silver Dagger Book Tours and the author assume all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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  1. The book sounds fascinating. I've not heard of this case before. I'm going to check it out. Thanks!

  2. Kudos to you for being courageous enough to stand up and do the right thing. This book sounds fascinating and I can't wait to check it out.

  3. The book sounds very interesting. Happy Holidays.

  4. Sounds like a great book!

  5. I think it looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  6. I do not usually read true crime stories- but this one really caught my eye- thanks

  7. I really like reading true crime stories and this sounds like a great book.

  8. crime stories are something I like to read - this one certainly will be on my list. thanks

  9. What do you think of the book details? Do you have any questions for the author?

    Very good blurb


  10. what did you learn about the justice system that surprised you

  11. This sounds pretty exciting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. This book sounds great !! I would definitely read it.