THE CIRCLE: THE MYSTERIOUS CASE OF LORD LUCAN by Laura Thompson
The inexplicable and violent murder that took place on 7th November 1974 in a basement in London’s Belgravia will be forever etched on the psyche of a fascinated and appalled public. Lord Lucan was the handsome scion of an upper-class family, a gambler and a man about town – but was he also a murderer?
Laura Thompson, acclaimed biographer of Agatha Christie, uses her forensic skills to unravel the extraordinary series of events leading up to that fateful night, and gives us a compelling portrayal of what happened next.
The Circle is as gripping and convincing as it is multi-layered: it is a portrait of an era, of a vanished breed, of a cast of characters, of a murder, of a mystery. Part detective fiction, part social history; part The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, part White Mischief; above all it tells one of the great stories of our collective living memory.