Thursday, February 2, 2023

BOTW: palace intrigue


In 2016 a not-well-liked housekeeper at Buckingham Palace is found dead at the edge of the indoor swimming pool.  The  news makes its way to the Queen.   She is 90 and slowing down somewhat physically but not mentally.  She encourages an investigation that involves her Assistant Personal Secretary Rozie Ochoda.  The plot thickens when they learn that the dead woman began her career as an art historian inventorying the Palace art collection.  Why was she demoted?   The investigation is literally winding when Rozie goes down to the tunnels that connect the palace buildings.  The queen floats above it all, her tact and diplomacy ensuring that what needs to be uncovered is disclosed and what needs to be kept secret remains that way.

I very much enjoyed  The Windsor Knot, Bennett's first mystery featuring the Queen and her  Rozie.  This second installment did not disappoint!

The third in the series, Murder Most Royal, has been published in the UK.  U.S. release date is September12, per Amazon. 

And coincidentally we are watching Season 5 of The Crown on Netflix with Imelda Staunton playing Elizabeth.


  1. Thanks...I'll look for kaffe books waiting for me on the book mobile!!!

  2. Sounds like an interesting and fun read. Now that I have more time, I'll have to check this series out.


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