Gardners DEATH OF AN ACTRESS is the second in the Cold Case Jury Collection, a unique series of true crime titles inviting the reader to deliver their own verdict. When a beautiful actress goes missing on a luxury liner in 1947 a dashing deck steward is sentenced to hang. But was the verdict sound?
Independent Publishing Group
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.