The Journal of Brock Adair
Publisher: Upfront Publishing (July 9, 2010)
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A chance discovery in the village of Cullybackey Co. Antrim in 2006 reveals the documents relating to a previously unknown investigator of Ballymena Co. Antrim, one Brock Adair. Born in 1771 he and his colleague Charles Kinhilt, a solicitor from Cullybackey, conducted numerous investigations into crime in the Co. Antrim area and in the whole of Ireland. These were conducted prior to an established police force in Ireland. Charles Kinhilt had recorded the details of Brock Adair's investigations. He assisted Brock with these enquiries. Both Charles and Brock were educated locally in Ballymena and latterly at Trinity College Dublin. Brock Adair was called upon by the Local military commander Captain Dickey to assist with a number of enquiries. He gained a reputation of being an outstanding observer and investigator. This short story outlines the enquiries made by Brock Adair and Charles Kinhilt into the vicious murder of Florence McSorley in Meeting House Lane Ballymena in 1796. Brock investigates this vicious attack on the mother of two. It shocks the community. Will he be able to find the killer? This is one of a number of enquiries lead by Brock Adair.