All the Queen's Men: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Bennett, SJ
Subject:  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: March 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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$ 23.99
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From The Publisher*

Amateur detective Queen Elizabeth II is back in this hugely entertaining follow-up to The Windsor Knot, in which Her Majesty must determine how a missing painting is connected to the shocking death of a staff member inside Buckingham Palace.

At Buckingham Palace, the autumn of 2016 presages uncertain times. The Queen must deal with the fallout from the Brexit referendum, a new female prime minister, and a tumultuous election in the United States-yet these prove to be the least of her worries when a staff member is found dead beside the palace swimming pool. Is it truly the result of a tragic accident, as the police think, or is something more sinister going on?

Meanwhile, her assistant private secretary, Rozie Oshodi, is on the trail of a favorite painting that once hung outside the Queen's bedroom and appears to have been misappropriated by the Royal Navy. And a series of disturbing anonymous letters have begun circulating in the palace. The Queen's courtiers think they have it all ‘under control', but Her Majesty is not so sure. After all, though the staff and public may not be aware, she is the keenest sleuth among them. Sometimes, it takes a Queen's eye to see connections where no one else can.

Review Quote*"[A] pitch-perfect murder mystery… If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple…, the result would probably be something like this charming whodunnit."
Review Quote*"Sheer entertainment… Bennett infuses wit and an arch sensibility into her prose… This is not mere froth, it is pure confection."
Review Quote*"The Queen shows a little Sherlock Holmes and a dash of George Smiley. She also charms the reader in all her scenes." 
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*"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."
Review Quote*'Hilarious, affectionate, and so well observed... I loved it.'
Review Quote*"[An] amusingly decorous debut…the queen makes a wonderfully self-effacing sleuth."
Review Quote*"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." 
Review Quote*"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."