Renowned British journalist John Sweeney has co-authored a book on the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Sweeney, along with La Republicca editor Carlo Bonini and Maltese journalist-blogger Manuel Delia, will release ‘Murder on the Malta Express’ on 14th October, two days before the two-year anniversary of Caruana Galizia’s murder.
The book is 105,000 words long and is expected to include both background about the events preceding and following her murder, as well as research and interviews. Its title is of course an allusion to Agatha Christie’s famous detective novel ‘Murder On The Orient Express’, a film adaptation of which was recently shot in Malta.
A Facebook page has been set up in anticipation of launch and is publishing some quotes from the book.
“If we are judged by the nature of our enemies, then Daphne Caruana Galizia should be remembered as a hero of our times,” one quote reads.
Sweeney, best known for presenting the Panorama TV series on the BBC, has taken an interest in Malta since Caruana Galizia’s assassination in October 2017, holding a public lecture on journalism here and interviewing Prime Minister Joseph Msucat.