A Different Class of Murder

Author(s): Laura Thompson

True Crime

Laura Thompson re-examines the truths behind one of post-war Britain's most notorious murders: the bludgeoning to death of nanny Sandra Rivett in a Belgravia basement on 7 November 1974. Lord Lucan, found guilty of the murder, was only granted a death certificate in 2016.

His wife Veronica - last surviving participant in this dark episode - died in September 2017. In this revised edition, Laura Thompson sheds new light on the volatile mental state of Veronica Lucan, and on the theories surrounding the murder, to which she adds a new, extraordinary and shocking possibility.


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'Tantalises with fresh evidence' Daily Telegraph. 'Gripping. An exceptionally thorough investigation into the lives of Lord and Lady Lucan' Daily Mail. 'A compelling new examination of the crime ... A superb anatomy of a murder' Independent. 'Sensational. The most minutely researched and brilliantly told account ever' Mail on Sunday.

Laura Thompson is the award-winning author of Life in a Cold Climate: A Biography of Nancy Mitford; Agatha Christie: An English Mystery and A Different Class of Murder: the Story of Lord Lucan.

General Fields

  • : 9781788543835
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : February 2018
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laura Thompson
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised and updated
  • : 364.1523
  • : 448
  • : 2 x 8pp b&w illustrations