* A compelling portrait of glamour and corruption and a gripping true-crime story -- the murder of Sir Harry Oakes in the Bahamas in 1943.
James Owen trained as a barrister before turning to writing and he contributes to a range of newspapers. He became fascinated by the Harry Oakes story when he first heard about it from his grandmother, who still lives in Nassau and knew many of the people in this book.
'His book drips with the hothouse milieu of wartime Nassau. His exposition of the trial is both lively and convincing in its analysis... Lucid and ingeniously argued.' SUNDAY TIMES