The Windsor Knot


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$28.99  $26.96
William Morrow & Company
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

SJ Bennett wrote several award-winning books for teenagers before turning to adult mysteries. Born in Yorkshire, England, she lives in London and has been a royal watcher for years. The Queen, to the best of her knowledge, does not secretly solve crimes.


Miss Marple meets The Crown--The Bookseller (UK)
"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..."--The Guardian (UK)
"[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 selection (UK)
"The Windsor Knot boasts an intricate storyline, a large cast of intriguing characters--Rozie is particularly memorable--and a fascinating account of the workings of the monarchy. And it will delight mystery devotees and anglophiles alike with Bennett's portrait of Elizabeth--wise and savvy, warm and sensitive."--Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA)
"Danger, intrigue, royal drama... This whodunit has it all... An imaginative and engaging ride for fans of mysteries and the royal family."--Woman's World
"A charming and intelligent entertainment in which the little old lady in a hat, so easy to underestimate, outwits the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard), MI5 (the secret squirrels), and various other security services... The plot is complex and suspenseful... The story is well paced, the resolution satisfying."--American Spectator
"A must-read for fans of The Crown and Downtown Abbey. Grab a cup of tea and curl up to one of the best mysteries I have had the pleasure to read this year!"--Fresh Fiction
"Sheer entertainment... Bennett infuses wit and an arch sensibility into her prose... This is not mere froth, it is pure confection."--New York Times Book Review
"[A] pitch-perfect murder mystery... If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple..., the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit."--Ruth Ware
"The Queen shows a little Sherlock Holmes and a dash of George Smiley. She also charms the reader in all her scenes." --Toronto Star
'Hilarious, affectionate, and so well observed... I loved it.'--Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
"The Queen is a super-sleuth... Heartwarming and entirely believable... This entertaining novel, written with wit and brio, will appeal to royalists and murder mystery lovers alike."--Daily Express (UK)
"SJ Bennett brilliantly sets up the Queen as detective... Our super-sleuth Queen unites sharp intuition and first-class memory with a lifetime of observation to outwit the police and MI5. She is Miss Marple with a crown."--Daily Mirror (UK)
"The quirkiest, funniest and most-needed crime novel of the year--do not miss."--The Sun (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. And hopefully the first of many.--Peter Swanson, author of Eight Perfect Murders
"The delightful first in a series featuring Queen Elizabeth II as sleuth... Bennett's depiction of the warm, wise, and witty queen and the insights into her royal life are fascinating. Fans of Netflix's The Crown will have fun."--Publishers Weekly
"[An] amusingly decorous debut...the queen makes a wonderfully self-effacing sleuth."--Kirkus Reviews
"Her Majesty, ... unshockable and mystery-savvy, ... uses her long but subtle reach, powers of observation, and decades (and decades!) of sizing up people to solve several crimes... Mystery readers--and royalists, of course--will enjoy their audience with QEII."--Booklist
"Bennett portrays the perceptive, resourceful Queen--her thought processes, intuitions and actions--with great wit and affection... A fast-moving, spirited and suspenseful plot. Readers will be enchanted by Bennett's inventive portrayal of a deeply engaging icon." --Shelf Awareness
"A veritable love letter to England's current monarch... a triumph full of royal tidbits and international high jinks. The pivotal character of Rozie adds just the right note of modernity... Readers will be thrilled... Strongly recommended."--Library Journal (starred review)