Death of an Actress: A True Story of Sex, Lie and Murder on the High Seas (Cold Case Jury Series) By Antony M. Brown Cover Image
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October, 1947: a luxury liner steams over the equator off the coast of West Africa and a beautiful actress disappears from her cabin. Suspicion falls on a dashing deck steward with a reputation for entering the cabins of female passengers. When the liner docks at Southampton, the steward is questioned by police. Protesting his innocence, he makes an astonishing admission that shocks everyone, and is charged with murder. His trial at the historic Great Hall in Winchester draws the world’s media. He is found guilty and sentenced to hang. Was the verdict sound? Many believe not. Now for the first time, Antony M. Brown has secured unprecedented access to the police file, enabling the definitive story to be told. Included in the file are original court exhibits, including a hairbrush with strands of the actress’s red hair. Could a personal effect left behind in her cabin provide clues to how she might have died? Take your seat on the Cold Case Jury.

About the Author

Antony M. Brown is an award-winning essayist, former magazine editor-in-chief, and member of the Crime Writers' Association. He is the author of the Cold Case Jury series.

Praise For…

"Death of an Actress is another excellent book from Brown, and true crime fans will not be disappointed." —Real Crime Magazine

"Fascinating. A meticulous and compelling piece of true crime." —Richard Latto, BBC presenter

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910335826
ISBN-10: 1910335827
Publisher: Mirror Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2019
Pages: 268
Language: English
Series: Cold Case Jury Series