A dazzling stage star of the 20s and 30s, Victoria Bellamy retired to live as the spoiled darling of a wealthy financier. On her husband's death her life changes very little - until with shocking swiftness, she undergoes a total collapse. It is almost as though she has suffered a bad shock...While recovering from the upset, Victoria receives a visit from Venetia, the daughter of an old schoolfriend. But is Venetia really the charming, disinterested visitor she claims or is there another reason for her arrival - one connected with a shameful secret in Victoria's past and the unexplained disappearance of a priceless emerald necklace?
Used availability for Rose Boucheron's Victoria's Emeralds
April 1997 : UK Hardback
March 1996 : UK Hardback