Deadly Triangle - Dundurn

Deadly Triangle

The Famous Architect, His Wife, Their Chauffeur, and Murder Most Foul

Available Oct 11th 2022

Paperback
$ 23.99

Description

Glamorous young wife Alma Rattenbury takes her chauffeur as a lover and their scandalous relationship leads to a murder most foul.

The 1935 murder of architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, world famous for his design of the iconic Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, and the arrest and lurid trial of his thirty years younger second wife, Alma, and the family chauffeur, George Percy Stoner, her lover, who was half her age, riveted people. Debate continues even today as to which one of them really was responsible.

Francis and Alma had moved to Bournemouth, England when Victoria had ostracized them for their scandalous, flagrant affair while Francis was married to his first wife. Their life in Bournemouth was tangled. Francis became a lush and impotent. Sex-starved, Alma seduced George, previously a virgin. They conducted their affair in her upstairs bedroom with her and Francis’s six-year-old son in a nearby bed, “sleeping” she said, and the near-deaf Francis, apparently unaware, downstairs in his armchair in a drunken stupor.

The lovers were tried together at the historic, high-profile Old Bailey Criminal Court in London, U.K., resulting in intense public interest and massive, frenzied media coverage. The trial became one of the twentieth century’s most sensational cases, sparking widespread debate over sexual mores and social strata distinctions.

Contributors

Susan Goldenberg

Susan Goldenberg is the author of eight non-fiction books and has won the Canadian Author's Award and Canadian Business Press Editors' Award. She was Canadian bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and has written for the Sunday New York Times, the Financial Post, the Financial Times of Canada and The Beaver.

Book Details

Paperback
October 2022
6x9 in
272 pp
9781459750302
ePub
October 2022
-
288 pp
9781459750319
ePub
October 2022
-
288 pp
9781459750326