The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2020

Sean O’Connor
The Fatal Passion of Alma Rattenbury
Simon & Schuster


The famous 1935 murder of an elderly man by his wife’s lover told in much greater detail than ever before. O’Connor traces the story of Alma and Francis Rattenbury back to its colonial/imperial roots and through to an England which is simultaneously distant and familiar to us. A classic piece of true crime writing.