A Different Class of Murder by Laura Thompson audiobook

A Different Class of Murder: The Story of Lord Lucan

By Laura Thompson
Read by Esther Wane

Tantor Audio 9781781855362
13.67 Hours 1
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On November 7, 1974, a nanny named Sandra Rivett was bludgeoned to death in a Belgravia basement. A second woman, Veronica, Countess of Lucan, was also attacked. The man named in court as perpetrator of these crimes, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared in the early hours of the following morning. The case, solved in the eyes of the law, has retained its fascination ever since. Laura Thompson, acclaimed biographer of Agatha Christie, narrates the story that led up to that cataclysmic event, and draws on her considerable forensic skills to re-examine the possible truths behind one of postwar Britain's most notorious murders. A Different Class of Murder is a portrait of an era, of an extraordinary cast of characters, of a mystery, of a modern myth. Part social history, part detective story, it tells in masterly style of a case that has retained its fascination for decades. This is an updated edition following the death of Lady Lucan in February 2018.

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On November 7, 1974, a nanny named Sandra Rivett was bludgeoned to death in a Belgravia basement. A second woman, Veronica, Countess of Lucan, was also attacked. The man named in court as perpetrator of these crimes, Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, disappeared in the early hours of the following morning.

The case, solved in the eyes of the law, has retained its fascination ever since. Laura Thompson, acclaimed biographer of Agatha Christie, narrates the story that led up to that cataclysmic event, and draws on her considerable forensic skills to re-examine the possible truths behind one of postwar Britain's most notorious murders.

A Different Class of Murder is a portrait of an era, of an extraordinary cast of characters, of a mystery, of a modern myth. Part social history, part detective story, it tells in masterly style of a case that has retained its fascination for decades. This is an updated edition following the death of Lady Lucan in February 2018.

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Author Bio: Laura Thompson

Author Bio: Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson is a writer and freelance journalist. She won the Somerset Maugham award for her first book,The Dogs, and is also the author of the critically acclaimed biography of Nancy Mitford, Life in a Cold Climate, Agatha Christie: An English Mystery, and A Different Class of Murder: the Story of Lord Lucan.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 13.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English