Eileen Sullivan Hopsicker


The BALANCE OF JUSTICE is a biographical novel based on the story of Josephine McCarty, a woman indicted for murder in 1872 for shooting a man on a street car filled with witnesses. It seemed certain she would hang, but Josephine led a life of intrigue.

When the governor called a special term of court and sent one of the best legal minds in the state of New York to assist the prosecution, questions erupted. What was it about this flamboyant beauty that had everyone up in arms?

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Historical Fiction
The novel offers a glimpse into history via the 1872 murder trial of a woman who shot a man on a horse drawn street car in Utica NY.
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