The Windsor Knot | Bookzio


“Sheer entertainment… Bennett infuses wit and sensitivity into her prose… This isn’t just foam, it’s sheer confection.” – New York Times book review
“[A] Pitch-perfect murder mystery… If The Crown were to cross paths with Miss Marple… the result would probably be something like this lovely whodunnnit. – Ruth Ware, author of One by One
The first bestselling book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.
It is early spring 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle ahead of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted by the shocking and untimely death of a guest in one of the Castle’s bedrooms. The scene leads some to believe that the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a poorly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect a crime. When they begin to question the House’s most loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they’re looking in the wrong place.
Because the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life since her adolescence as “Lilibet”. Away from the public eye and unbeknownst to her closest friends and advisers, she has the most brilliant ability to solve crimes. With the help of her Deputy Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian officer recently appointed to the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen quietly begins to make inquiries. While she carries out her royal duties with her usual poise, no one in the Royal House, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will not hesitate to use her sharp eye, quick mind, and constant nerve. to catch a murderer. to justice
SJ Bennett captures the voice of Queen Elizabeth with skill, nuance, wit and genuine charm in this imaginative and engaging mystery that portrays Her Majesty as she has rarely been seen: gracious yet worldly, decisive, cunning and most importantly, a superb judge of character.

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