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A Different Class of Murder


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Laura Thompson is author of Somerset Maugham Award-winning THE DOGS: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF GREYHOUND RACING, and AGATHA CHRISTIE: AN ENGLISH MYSTERY. She is now filming a major ITV programme on Agatha Christie.


Gripping... an exceptionally thorough examination' * Daily Mail *
Sensational... the most minutely researched and brilliantly told account ever' * Mail on Sunday *
'Tantalises with fresh evidence' * The Daily Telegraph *
A compelling new examination of the crime and a brilliant detective mind... fascinating... Thompson gives us a tantalising range of alternative scenarios in this superb anatomy of a murder' * Independent *
This gripping read is part social history, part detective story... fascinating' * Bella *
'Thompson delivers the goods: a compelling narrative, hypotheses based on evidence and a possible solution. But she goes further, putting the murder in the telling context of British aristocracy and social attitudes towards it' * The Times *
'Thompson is a fine writer and one can't help admiring the way she breathes new life into an intriguing tale' * Literary Review *
'[Laura Thompson] gets her teeth into the case, drawing on Lucan's friends the Shand-Kydds, finding a new source in an anonymous Lucan schoolfriend, and finally producing a narrative which is sympathetic to Lucan, but less so to his wife' * TLS *
'Thompson re-examines a tantalizingly ambiguous crime, delving deep into a complicated story and emerging with a gripping narrative that offers a fresh perspective and new solutions to one of the most infamous cases of the 20th century' * Good Book Guide. *
'Thompson approaches the mystery with forensic skill, [reaching] a suitably enigmatic conclusion' * Daily Mail. *

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