Glamorous American multi-millionairess Alice de Janzé scandalized 1920s Paris when she left her aristocratic French husband for an English lover--whom she later tried to kill in a failed murder-suicide. Abandoning Paris for the moneyed British colonial society known as Kenya's Happy Valley, she became the lover of handsome womanizer Joss Hay, Lord Erroll. In 1941, Erroll was shot in his car on an isolated road. A cuckolded husband was brought to trial and acquitted, and the crime remained tantalizingly unsolved. Biographer Paul Spicer, whose mother was a confidante of Alice's, used personal letters and his own extensive research to piece together what really happened that fateful evening. He brings to life an era of unimaginable wealth and indulgence, where people changed bed partners as easily as they would order a cocktail, and where jealousy and hidden passions brewed.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; UK ed. edition (February 3, 2011)