Copyright The Malta Historical Society, 2005.

Source: Melita Historica. [Published by the Malta Historical Society]. 8(1982)3(266)

Galea J., F'Ġieh il-Ħaqq, Malta, (The Police Association) 1982, 170 pp.

A book which sets out to give us a history of capital crime in Malta during the 19th century but only succeeds in presenting a chronicle of such cases without even the semblance of analysis, neither deep nor superficial for that matter. A lot of hullabaloo was written about this book particularly in its foreword, hence its pretensions. For my money, impartial judgement has sadly found it lacking and it certainly does not do justice to its neat printing, very good presentation and good quality paper.

JOSEPH F. GRIMA