Death at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty Investigates by C.c. BenisonDeath at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty Investigates by C.c. Benison

Death at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty Investigates

byC.c. Benison

Mass Market Paperback | August 3, 1998

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Housemaid Jane Bee's summer duties run to dusting the props for a week of pageantry at Windsor Castle, the Queen's favorite haunt. But the Investiture of the new Knights of the Garter ends up combining pomp with a extremely unpleasant circumstance.... Mild-mannered art curator Roger Pettibon is found dead, a ceremonial sword in his back and a Royal Garter around his knee.

The police are quick to arrest moody Court painter Victor Fabiani, at work on a portrait of the regal face that launched a billion postage stamps. But Fabiani's confession--despite its story of art forgery and blackmail--doesn't ring true to Jane. Nor to Her Majesty, who dispatches her on a discreet inquiry among the cream of society gathered for the Ascot races. And, as Jane traces the twisty lineage of more than one family, Windsor's ancient battlements witness a second death--and their second ordeal in five years, by fire and water....
C. C. Benison is the nom de plume of Doug Whiteway. He worked as a reporter and feature writer for the Winnipeg Free Press in the 1980s. As an independent writer, he has contributed to numerous magazines, newspapers, and corporate communications. He also writes award-winning mystery novels and lives in Winnipeg, Canada.
Title:Death at Windsor Castle: Her Majesty InvestigatesFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.81 inPublished:August 3, 1998Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553574787

ISBN - 13:9780553574784

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death At Windsor Castle This book was refreshingly funny, as many mysteries are so serious. I especially liked that the Queen was a main character in the book, seemingly as herself. I am sure the premise of the story is improbable in real life, but it was a very intriguing mystery, with several neat little twists that totally changed your perspective of the story. I would definitely recommend this book if you like mysteries, humour, and/or you like to Royal-watch.
Date published: 1999-09-07

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Housemaid Jane Bee is shocked when, called into the Throne Room at Windsor Castle, she sees the blood-soaked carpet. She's even more shocked to see the murdered corpse of the royal art curator. The queen dispatches Jane to uncover what really happened in the throne room -- and what she discovers is that there are plenty of motives and suspects to chose from. Death at Windsor Castle is an imaginative murder mystery in an intriguing setting.