Master Detective May 2014

Master Detective May 2014

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Marvin Gaye, the golden boy of soul music, the debonair Prince of Motown lay dead in his parents house…

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Nobody familiar with the golden boy of soul music, the debonair Prince of Motown, would have recognised the middle-aged man sprawled on a bed in the house he had bought for his parents in Los Angeles. On the eve of his 45th birthday the once-handsome singer was a physical wreck, crazed by drugs and a haunting obsession. He kept a gun under his bed and one to hand in his dressing-gown pocket. Somebody, he was convinced, was out to get him. And it appears he was right.

French-born Adelaide Bartlett was head-turningly attractive, well-educated and a charmer. So she surely couldn’t be a murderess, could she? Well, yes, she could, said prosecutors. But the trick of it was, could they prove it?

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