The Eustace Diamonds: Volume I (Paperback)
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Lizzie Greystock is beautiful but selfish. Sir Florian Eustace is attracted to her and marries her. Within a few months he is dead leaving Lizzie an income and a life interest in a Scottish castle. Lizzie also has in her possession a valuable diamond necklace which the Eustace family lawyers want returned as a family heirloom. Lizzie refuses and lies to her cousin Frank, a barrister and MP, to gain his help and advice. To escape the efforts of the family lawyers to retrieve the necklace, Lizzie decides to live in Scotland, where she is joined from time to time by friends.