The Windsor Knot (Hardback)
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The Windsor Knot (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 29/10/2020
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Her Majesty turns super-sleuth to investigate the murder of a royal guest in this wonderfully entertaining and deftly written whodunit, which makes the most of a genius literary concept.

On a perfect Spring morning at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II will enjoy a cup of tea, carry out all her royal duties . . . and solve a murder.

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.

Publisher: Zaffre
ISBN: 9781838773168
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A total joy - NINA STIBBE

Hilarious, affectionate, and so well observed... I loved it - Joanne Harris

Possibly the most adorable crime novel out this year. If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple, sprinkled with a dash of Murder She Wrote and adorned with some particularly gorgeous end-papers, then the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit - RUTH WARE, Sunday Times bestselling author of ONE BY ONE

Gently hilarious, discreetly compelling and utterly charming, The Windsor Knot adds detection to the mystique of monarchy. It's Miss Marple meets The Crown. - AMANDA CRAIG, bestselling author of The Golden Rule

One to watch . . . Miss Marple meets The Crown - THE BOOKSELLER

The first book in a highly original and delightfully charming crime series...gloriously funny and oozes affection. - Adele Parks, Platinum

This version of Her Majesty - shrewd, sensible and inquisitive - has much in common with Alan Bennett's royal creation in The Uncommon Reader, and the resulting book, with its mixture of real and imagined characters, is charming, cosy and respectful. - The Guardian

Full of authentic details, the plot is smart and twisty and the whole thing is wonderfully (oddly) believable. Absolute perfection! - ISABELLE BROOM

Bracingly fresh yet endearingly familiar, The Windsor Knot is a dead cert for the winner's enclosure. It gallops along at a cracking pace, is laugh-out-loud funny and completely convincing, peppered with delicious royal detail and in-jokes. Priceless and charming - a jewel in the crown. - VERONICA HENRY, Sunday Times bestselling author

[A] warm and witty murder mystery...A delightful and respectful tribute to Windsor's canniest - and most discreet - amateur sleuth. - Woman&Home, Book of the Month

A deftly layered, surprisingly convincing and tongue-in-cheek whodunnit that will keep you guessing. - Sarra Manning, Literary Editor, RED

A witty take on royal life, this sparkling debut takes cosy crime to the next level. - My Weekly

A novel plot with surprises along the way..A fantastically fun whodunnit. - Candis

What a hoot! - Saga

I loved every page of this book...I do hope that Her Majesty has a few more cases which she's been keeping under the crown. The Thursday Murder Club was a cracker. The Windsor Knot is better. - TheBookbag.co.uk

In this delightful and suspenseful whodunit, author SJ Bennett pulls off the prodigious feat of transforming Queen Elizabeth into an amateur detective. For those of us who love The Crown but think it should have a little more murder in it, this is perfection. - PETER SWANSON, author of RULES FOR PERFECT MURDER

Feels like an episode of The Crown - but with a spicy dish of murder on the side - Daily Mail

A witty whodunnit...just the tonic for these unsettled times. - Good Housekeeping

What a refreshing delight this murder mystery is! The plot itself is tightly woven, with subtle clues scattered to tantalise and keep you guessing...It's sharp, funny and satisfying, and I'm happy to say there's a whole series planned. I can't wait! - National Federation of Occupational Pensioners Magazine

Really intriguing and funny, such a brilliant concept, the kind of thing we need in these dark and difficult times - Times Radio, Phil Williams

A delightful read - BBC Radio 2, Nicki Chapman

A clever tale woven around one of the most well-known women in the world...a wholly enjoyable romp...I'm curious to see what the nonagenarian monarch and her extremely engaging assistant private secretary will get up to next. - CrimeReview.co.uk

Delightfully clever, funny and utterly charming...guaranteed to hold readers in its thrall. - Lancashire Evening Post

The quirkiest, funniest and most-needed crime novel of the year - do not miss. - Fabulous, The Sun on Sunday

This entertaining novel, written with wit and brio, will appeal to royalists and murder mystery lovers alike. - Daily Express

SJ Bennett brilliantly sets up the Queen as a detective...She is Miss Marple with a crown - Daily Mirror

Our supersleuth monarch... playing Miss Marple with a crown in a heartwarming tale - Daily Record

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As soon as I read the blurb of this book I knew I would love it. It was just as good as I expected. The storyline was so random but so interesting. It is slightly unrealistic as I can not imagine the queen of England... More

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“Perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter afternoon!”

I read this book along with many other readers as part of THE Book Club read-along for October, split into 3 instalments and read over 3 consecutive weeks.

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A Big thank you to the publishers who sent me an advanced copy of The Windsor Knot by S.J. Bennett and one must say one was not disappointed. This is a brilliant book and such a clever idea that I was surprised it... More

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