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The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett

The morning after a dinner party at Windsor Castle, eighty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found murdered in his room, with a rope around his neck.

When the police begin to suspect her loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they are looking in the wrong place.

For the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life ever since her coronation. Away from the public eye, she has a brilliant knack for solving crimes.

With her household’s happiness on the line, her secret must not get out. Can the Queen and her trusted secretary Rozie catch the killer, without getting caught themselves?

Miss Marple meets The Crown in The Windsor Knot, the first book in the ‘Her Majesty The Queen Investigates’ mystery series by SJ Bennett – for fans of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin.

The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennet paperback and review

The Windsor Knot review text:

Clever old people solving crimes is one of my absolute favourite things. Add the glamour and mysteriousness of royal life, and a peek behind the curtains at Windsor Castle… I was sold!

This book had vaguely been on my radar for a while, then when I saw a slightly tatty copy at a second-hand book fair a few months ago, I knew I had to have it.

This book was a delight, and the moment I finished it I ordered the second in the series, A Three Dog Problem. Hopefully I’ll get to that soon!

Check out the author’s website for more about the author and the books in the Her Majesty The Queen Investigates series.

The second-hand book fair

A large hall lined with trestle tables covered in books, and people browsing.

The Red Cross held their annual big second-hand book sale – three halls filled with books! And as I already have way too many books in the house, I am pleased to say that I restrained myself and came away with a humble 13 books (for the princely sum of $25).

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