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Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte has never been better than in this baffling case of a killer who seems to be picking off the town widows one by one. Bony arrives in Broome just after two widows were brutally strangled. The local police are stymied by a murderer who carefully leaves no clues. Then another widow is killed. But this time the murderer has been just a little bit careless.
When high school sweethearts Karen and Richard Sharpe married, they shared an interest in medicine, a desire for a family and dreams for the future. For Karen, the dream turned into a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her physician husband, she tried to end their 27-year marriage. Fearing a crushing divorce settlement, Richard ended the marriage first by unloading a .22 rifle into Karen's chest. The murder revealed more than Boston society was ready for: Richard Sharpe's compulsive cross-dressing, with a preference for his own daughter's underwear; his taking of hormones to grow breasts, even stealing his wife's birth control pills to help the process. But there was more - much more...Illustrated with black and white photographs.
$10.00On January 24, 1941, the body of Josslyn Hay, Earl of Erroll was found lying on the floor of his Buick outside Nairobi - with a bullet in his head. Erroll, at 39, was influential in the Kenyan Happy Valley community, charming, good at bridge and polo and devoted to the seduction of other men's wives - preferably rich ones. Incredibly ruthless in his hedonistic pursuit of pleasure, he had wrecked many marriages. Sir Henry 'Jock' Delves Broughton, whose wife Diana was Erroll's current conquest, had the most obvious motive. He stood trial with implacable calm, was acquitted and emerged unscathed. No-one was ever convicted for the murder and the case has become a classic mystery as well as the scandal that exposed the extravagant, sybaritic way of life of the enchanted feudal paradise known since the 1920s as Happy Valley, the community of English aristocrats who subscribed to the three As: altitude, alcohol and adultery.