BLOOD MONEY The Story of the Baroness de Stempel Scandal

Author: Wharton (Kate)
Year: 1991
Publisher: Ebury Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F/F
ISBN: 9780852239759
Price: 8.00
Hardback. In September 1978 the body of Simon Dale was found lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen of Heath House. He had been bludgeoned to death - apparently without motive. The arrest and investigation of his ex-wife, the Baroness de Stempel, nee Susan Wilberforce, for his murder was to uncover a bizarre and intricate web of corruption, failed relationships, bitter family feuds and lead to the discovery of a further crime. In 1990 the Baroness de Stempel, acquitted of Simon Dale's murder, was sentenced to 7yrs. imprisonment for defrauding her aunt, Lady Illingworth, out of her family fortune. She had been convicted with her second husband, the Baron, and two of her children, Marcus and Sophia, of forging the old woman's will. Lady Illingworth had been left to die alone and penniless in an old people's home. Present at both trials, and the only journalist to visit the Baroness in custody, the author writes with unique insight - what she unravels is a story as chilling and multi-layered as the most gripping whodunit. Illus. + Index. 192pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in F. dw.


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