Who Killed Vicki Martin?

What connects a British Army Captain and Ship's Master to a slum-land foster home and a baby portrait taken with an Indian Princess? What is the common thread that binds that Royal Family and those children to the British underworld and the rich, famous and notorious of London's High Society? Characters including the shady Stephen Ward (infamously involved in the Profumo affair), the gangster Billy Hill and even the last woman to be hung by the British state, Ruth Ellis There has been much speculation about the untimely and sudden death of Vicki Martin, née Valerie Mewes and her love affair with the Maharajah of Cooch Behar. She thought, with good reason, that she was destined to be his Maharani, until that fateful and fatal car crash. Despite her high-profile status, or perhaps because of it, the enquiry into her death was shallow and swift – proclaiming 'accidental death'. However, the puzzling scenario that met those first on the scene, offers a very different verdict... At the time, she was depicted by the British press as a gold-digging flibbertigibbet, a typical 'women driver' whose death was almost an accident waiting to happen. As with all these things though, there is more to the story. Much more. This is a real-life mystery story, following historical evidence, spanning several generations, of inexplicable deaths within an inexpressibly rich family and the attempts of members of that family to ensure their own inheritance and also their veneer of 'respectability'. As they gambled, danced and loved their way from their exotic homeland, across Europe, to their second home, England, there were many casualties – including babies born 'out of wedlock' to women who were ultimately scorned in favour of another. What happened to those babies?
ISBN: 9781839459320
Type: Paperback
Pages: 176
Published: 12 May 2021
Price: $13.85

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