A Death in Diamonds

A Death in Diamonds

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 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! ________________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: 514g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 36 mm

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A Death in Diamonds
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 b... READ MORE
Book collector
A Death in Diamonds
An enjoyable royal read
Rated 4.5/5 Netgalley review The writing was fairly descriptive and took you into the Queen's world back in the 50s. There was just enough descriptio... READ MORE
Emily Pankhurst
A Death in Diamonds
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 Metropol... READ MORE
A Death in Diamonds
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 ... READ MORE
D Hart
A Death in Diamonds
Authentic feel
Having read the previous books in this series, I was intrigued to see where this one would take us. It’s set in 1957 when the Queen has been on the throne ... READ MORE
Gee Wood
A Death in Diamonds
Royally Cosy Murder Mystery
I really liked this! Having read the others in the series (except the Christmas one), I knew I'd also thoroughly enjoy reading this too, especially with th... READ MORE
Chloe Taylor
A Death in Diamonds
I love this series and can't wait for more
I really enjoyed being back with the crime solving monarch. It felt right , that after the Queen's death, that in this installment we have gone back to the... READ MORE
Claire Darke
A Death in Diamonds
Travel back in time with HM!
Another tweedy triumph for perspicacity in the palace and cogitation with the corgis! This fab 4th title in Bennett's HM the Queen investigates series take... READ MORE
Lee-anne Fox
A Death in Diamonds
Hugely enjoyable read, already looking forward to the next in the series!
As usual in my reviews, I will not rehash the publisher's blurb or the plot (if that's what you're looking for there are plenty of reviews like that out th... READ MORE
A Death in Diamonds
The next thrilling instalment in a wonderful series!
Another excellent book in a wonderful series which I think just gets better and better. The author writes in a sympathetic way about Queen Elizabeth with w... READ MORE
Julie McDonald
A Death in Diamonds
Another treat from SJ Bennett
Thanks to the publishers and Netgalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for a review. I've very much enjoyed all of the novels in the series... READ MORE
Nancy Pickering
A Death in Diamonds
A definite dazzler!
This was my first foray into SJ Bennett’s with the Queen as investigator. Set in the 1950s, two people are found murdered in a mews house in close proximit... READ MORE
Gerry Lee
A Death in Diamonds
This royal themed series of mysteries continues to delight
My thanks to Bonnier Books U.K. Zaffre for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘A Death in Diamonds’ by S.J. Bennett. This is Book 4 in Bennett’s Her Majesty the Q... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
A Death in Diamonds
My favourite of this series so far
Looking back at my reviews for the previous three books in the Her Majesty the Queen Investigates series, I can see that on each occasion I said the book I... READ MORE
A Death in Diamonds
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-wa... READ MORE