After his divorce from Idina, Erroll married and then destroyed Mary Ramsay-Hill, before falling for Diana Broughton. This coincided with his increased political ambitions and there has always been much speculation as to which led to his violent demise. When Erroll’s body was found wedged into the foot well of his car by the side of the road, theories abounded, and still do.
Here, Trzebinski places the blame firmly at the feet of British Military Intelligence (Operation Highland Clearance). The mission, which she believes was undertaken to eliminate him, is chronicled with some vigour and like all theories, is easy to get behind, if you read only one side of the story.
What we do have in this book, though, is a rounding out of the character of Josslyn Hay. White Mischief shows him only as a bounder and a cad; this shows him mainly as a bounder and a cad.