thrilling sequel to the acclaimed Mona Lisa: The Virgin Mother
Winner 2012 Editors
Choice Award... featured at the London & Frankfurt Book
J.J. Barrie's bestseller for 2013.
A well-plotted crime & murder mystery with twists, surprises
and a stunning finale... quite superb - and a deserving
One of the year's gems....
An excellent mystery worthy of the ilk of a Paterson,
LaPlante or Cannell. I enjoyed the book from cover to cover,
often finding it difficult to put down.... my rambling
review did not do it justice..
Robert Campbell, Daily Telegraph
A good mystery with an
ingenious robbery and a murder or two thrown in, add La
Coccinelle, Europe's best cat burglar and the urbane and
deadly Paul Mouton... mix a little insurance fraud and you
have a great novel. It suffered a little in several scenes
in Paris but overall great reading!
David E. Frost, Monaco
A worthy successor to TO STEAL A LADY. Great story, same
A good read!
John T, NY
"La Coccinelle - the Ladybird - Paul and
Gerard Colbert, and a well-planned heist was expected but
the involvement of the Russian mafia, the girls and then the
French SSD - three or four plots all woven into one
incredibly good story. Four stars is not enough."
P J Robbins, Review Editor, First Editions, New York
the only son of
DUKE of WINDSOR
Maria, Marcelle, May, Mary, Maggie
… and the Duke of Windsor
known to his inner circle as David, was the eldest
son of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck. Within the
family he was often referred to as Young David – a
title he abhorred. He was invested as Edward, Prince of
Wales on his sixteenth birthday, nine weeks after his
father, King George V, succeeded his grandfather as king in
1936, upon the death of his father, Edward succeeded him as
King Edward VIII. In the shortest reign in the last 450
years of British Kings and Queens, Edward abdicated 236 days
later in favour of his brother when the British Government
refused consent to his proposed marriage to Wallis Simpson.
The American socialite had already divorced one husband who
was alive and being still married, was intending to divorce
her current husband to allow them to marry.
young man, David served with the British Army in France
during the First World War. In the years following, George
V’s relationship with his eldest son and heir, deteriorated.
The king became increasingly disappointed in David’s failure
to settle down in life and was appalled by the continual
reports of his very public relationships with mainly
well-known, but married women.
The first of his many
trysts over the years, however, was quite different – his
first not only continued as a love affair for nearly three
years but resulted in the birth of a son in Paris in 1916
whilst the Prince was on active service in France… and
remained a long-held secret.
This is the incredible true story of the only son of Edward
VIII ‒ later to become the Duke of Windsor.
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