The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

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Price
$27.95
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.9 X 1.3 X 9.3 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781631491238

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About the Author

Piu Marie Eatwell is the author of" They Eat Horses, Don't They? The Truth About the French."

Reviews

A lively account of the light shone on the lies, deceit and hypocrisy of Victorian society.
A juicy narrative history packed with revelations about unsavory goings-on among the upper classes in late Victorian England.--Kate Tuttle
A riveting true crime from yesteryear.
As the best books in this genre do, Eatwell's narrative expands to give us a broad view of the cultural and social circumstances existing in England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries...Her book is also a reminder that no matter what stories have captured popular tastes right now...nothing quite takes your breath away like a Novemberish tale that turns out to be real.--Nick Owchar
A superb unraveling of a sensational mystery--and an absolutely gripping read.--David King, best-selling author of Death in the City of Light
Madness, guilt, eccentricity, subterfuge--Piu Marie Eatwell's study of the Druce case has it all: the eccentric dukes, liaisons below stairs, extraordinary claims in courts of chancery, exhumations, high-Victorian catacombs, famous detectives. Like all good whodunits, the story of the Duke of Portland and his fortune makes compelling reading.--M. J. Trow, author of the Inspector Lestrade detective series
An eccentric duke, a mysterious claimant to the title, a long legal battle to open a grave in pursuit of a huge fortune--it's a thoroughly engrossing story, in the best traditions of Mr. Whicher.--Nicholas Best, author of Five Days That Shocked the World