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The Press
June 21 2003

A City Possessed
Brief Review by
Stuart Grieve
Queen's Counsel, Barrister of Auckland

A City Possessed:
The Christchurch Civic Creche Case
by Lynley Hood.
Publisher: Longacre Press 2001

I have as a criminal lawyer been involved in cases of this type. I read Lynley Hood's book and was most impressed with it. I didn't put it in the category of a lot of literature that comes out seeking new trials for people. This was in my view a much more scholarly and academic work. "I think it raised a sufficient number of serious issues about the reliability, objectivity, and general cogency of the whole inquiry, and to a lesser extent of the trial process, that warrants investigation.