Britain?s foremost writer on crime turns to the disappearance of Lord Lucan.
John Pearson graduated from Peterhouse Cambridge with a double first in History, then worked on the Economist Intelligence Unit and as a BBC trainee producer before being offered a job by Ian Fleming as his assistant on the 'Atticus' column for the Sunday Times.Pearson is the author of- among others - the only authorised biography of Ian Fleming, as well as bestselling The Profession of Violence.He lives in West Sussex
"'a riveting portrait of the notorious Clermont set ... reads like
a galloping Mayfair noir thriller'" * Sunday Times *
"'Pearson reveals the charisma, char and wit of these dastardly but debonair millionaires and shows how their code of extreme loyalty led to one of the great crimes of the 20th century remaining unsolved.'" * Sunday Express *
"Whether one buys this solution or not, the book has a repulsive fascination about it. Written in crisp, ironic style without moralising, it leaves you feeling as if you have been studying a fatal disease - gambling - which drives men to absurd lengths, grotesque behaviour and, usually, bad ends" * Daily Mail *
"Riveting book ... Pearson cleverly entices the reader into a whodunnit" * Independent on Sunday *