A Death in Diamonds (Hardback)
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A Death in Diamonds (Hardback)

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Published: 01/02/2024
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THE ROYALLY BRILLIANT FOURTH BOOK IN THE HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN INVESTIGATES MYSTERY SERIES - NOW AVAILABLE TO IN HARDBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIOBOOK!
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1957 - Young Queen Elizabeth II is finding her way in a challenging world as the United Kingdom must adjust to having neither an empire nor a set place in post-war Europe.

As she travels the world to try and build bridges, the Queen is advised by the 'men in moustaches', as Philip calls them - her father's old courtiers, who may or may not have her best interests at heart. One of them is trying to sabotage her: that much she is sure of.

And then two bodies turn up, horribly murdered, in Chelsea, and the Queen finds herself unwillingly used as the alibi for somebody very close to her.

Elizabeth knows she can't face these challenges alone. She needs support from someone clever, discreet and loyal, someone she can trust. Then she meets ex-Bletchley Park code breaker, Joan McGraw, and their investigation into the murders begins in earnest . . .

PRAISE FOR THE 'HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN INVESTIGATES' SERIES:

'A witty whodunit starring our very own HM The Queen as an amateur sleuth' - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'A pitch-perfect murder mystery' - Ruth Ware
'Written with wit and brio' - Daily Express
'Miss Marple with a crown' - Daily Mirror
'Absolute perfection!' - Isabelle Broom
'Delightfully charming' - Adele Parks
'Pure confection' - New York Times
'Warm & witty' - Woman&Home
'A delightful read' - BBC Radio 2
'I loved it' - Joanne Harris
'A total joy' - Nina Stibbe
'Charming' - Guardian
'What a hoot!' - Saga

Publisher: Zaffre
ISBN: 9781838776237
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 514 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A masterclass from start to finish. If cosy crime is your thing then A Death in Diamonds is like a warm bath of the genre. Pure class in every sense - IAN MOORE

Like a flawless gem, A Death In Diamonds has a perfect score on the '3 Cs': charm, character and comedy. I love it! - C J WRAY

I absolutely love this series. Once again S.J. Bennett returns to the gloriously original scenario of Queen Elizabeth II as an amateur sleuth, and once again it is a roaring success! A Death In Diamonds is a wonderful combination of meticulous research, beguiling characters (not least HMQ herself), excellent dialogue and a nifty mystery plot. Wonderful! - TOM MEAD, author of the Joseph Spector locked-room mysteries

A sparkling history-mystery, investigated by a delightful Marple of the monarchy. Another gem from S. J. Bennett - MARTIN EDWARDS

An absolute masterclass in detective fiction. Fiendishly clever and very witty, I adore this series. Can't wait for the next one - Victoria Dowd, author of The Smart Woman's Guide to Murder

Brilliant and clever ... A perfect way to while away the hours. Happy and glorious stuff indeed - My London

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“Great series”

A Death in Diamonds is the fourth book in the excellent series from S. J. Bennett but it is also chronologically the earliest (so far) book in the series being set in 1957. As such it has the feel of a... More

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“Fantastic addition to the series”

During a state visit to France in 1957 things don’t go quite to plan making the Queen think that someone close to her is trying to sabotage the trip. Upon returning to England a shocking double murder takes place not... More

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“High Praise”

A young Queen Elizabeth, supported by Joan a member of the Palace staff, dig deep and run their investigation into a murder, alongside that of the Metropolitan Police. An intriguing blend of murder, espionage and... More

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