This is a favourite of mine, telling the tale of the 7th Earl of Lucan, missing since 1974.
"Missing" is a misnomer, since most believe him to be long dead, his remains attached to a rope and stone, many fathoms under the English Channel.
His son and heir, George, styled Lord Bingham, has still not succeeded to the earldom because a death certificate has never been issued.
However, the 7th Earl was officially declared dead by a court of law in 1999, though no proof exists of his decease.
Despite it being a true story, Trail of Havoc reads like a terrific "whodunit".
Lucan Arms courtesy of European Heritage. First published in December, 2011.