In the novel Evil Under the Sun, Lord Codrington was a former admirer of Arlena Stuart when she was still acting at the Revue some time before the events in the book. He was said to be absolutely infatuated with Arlena. His wife used that as grounds for divorce. It was understood that Lord Codrington and Arlena would marry after the divource but in the event he didn't marry her. Arlena actually sued him for breach of promise but it is not stated what the outcome was. The affair made a big stir at the time.