Blood and Fire: The Duke of Windsor and the Strange Murder of Sir Harry Oakes

Blood and Fire: The Duke of Windsor and the Strange Murder of Sir Harry Oakes

by John Marquis


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When news of Sir Harry Oakes' murder in the Bahamas broke to the world on the morning of July 8,1943, one man was more concerned than most. He was the Duke of Windsor, then Governor of the British colony, whose job it was to ensure that the killer was caught and brought to justice.
However, the Duke's actions in the aftermath of the 20th. century's greatest murder mystery raised more questions than answers, and cast doubt on his own intentions in calling in two Miami investigators of dubious worth. Was the Duke a conspirator in a gigantic cover-up? Did he try to excecute an innocent man in an attempt to protect himself and his friends?
In this compelling tale, John Marquis presents an alternative view to the one generally accepted in the Bahamas, which is that the Duke was a bungler who mishandled the case. He believes the evidence strongly suggests that the Duke was a plotter with something to hide, and a cruel mission to condemn an innocent man.
More than 60 years later, the story retains the power to mesmerise all those with a taste for intrigue in high places at a time when the western world faced its greatest peril. It is an electrifying tale of high society chicanery in a tropical paradise during wartime, with the hangman's noose providing a grusome backdrop.
As a murder mystery, Blood and Fire has everything...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789768184955
Publisher: LMH Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,030,785
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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