The affair of the diamond necklace shook the throne of France, probably precipitating the French Revolution and the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. But why should these events fall so neatly into place? And why was an ambitious, predatory woman allowed to steal the famous piece?
Based on the affair of the stolen necklace, which may have precipitated the French Revolution, this nove l offers one solution to the historical mystery, the motives behind which have long puzzled students and amateur detecti ves of history. '
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