The Secret Rooms

In April 1940, the ninth Duke of Rutland died in mysterious circumstances in a murky room next to the servants’ quarters of his family home, Belvoir Castle.

The mystery surrounding his death holds the key to a tragic story that is played out on the brutal battlefields of the Western Front and in the exclusive salons of Mayfair and Belgravia in the dying years of la belle époque. Uncovered is a dark and disturbing period in the history of the Rutland family, and one which they were determined to keep hidden for over sixty years.

Sixty years on, THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY is the true story of family secrets and one man’s determination to keep the past hidden at any cost.

THE SECRET ROOMS was published in the UK on 1st November 2012 by Viking (Penguin) and in the USA on 31st December 2013.

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