It’s my pleasure today to share another of my My Weekly online reviews and on this occasion it is of Murder Most Royal by S.J. Bennett. I’ve had The Windsor Knot on my TBR for ages so it’s a real pleasure finally to read S.J. Bennett’s Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series.
Published by Bonnier imprint Zaffre on 10th November 2022, Murder Most Royal is available for purchase here.
Murder Most Royal
December 2016 – A severed hand is found washed up on a beach next to the Queen’s estate at Sandringham.
Elizabeth has become quite accustomed to solving even the most complex of murders. And though she quickly identifies the 70-year-old victim, Edward St Cyr, from his signet ring, the search for his killer is not so straightforward.
St Cyr led an unconventional, often controversial life, making many enemies along the way in the quiet, rural world of North Norfolk, where everyone knows each other’s business.
But when a second man is found dead, and a prominent local woman is nearly killed in a hit-and-run, the mystery takes an even darker turn.
With the Christmas break coming to an end, the Queen and her trusted assistant Rozie must race to discover how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Or the next victim may be found even closer to home.
Agatha Christie meets The Crown in MURDER MOST ROYAL, the much-anticipated third 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.
My Review of Murder Most Royal
My full review of Murder Most Royal can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that Murder Most Royal is fast paced, engaging, fun and witty and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About S.J. Bennett
S. J. Bennett was born in Yorkshire, England, and travelled the world as an army child and a student of languages. After various jobs as a lobbyist, strategy consultant and start-up project manager she wrote several award-winning books for teenagers before turning to adult crime novels with the Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series. She lives in London and has been a royal watcher for years, but is keen to stress that these are works of fiction: the Queen, to the best of her knowledge, does not secretly solve crimes. Although, if she did, it would probably be a bit like this …