Blog Tour: Murder Most Royal by S.J. Bennett

Murder Most Royal
by S.J. Bennett

Publication date: November 10th 2022
Publisher: Zaffre
Pages: 298

It’s my stop on the “Murder Most Royal” blog tour! Thanks very much to Tracy at Compulsive Readers and author S.J. Bennett who have kindly provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

If you’d like to learn more about this book, check out the other blogs on the tour and see what people have to say on Goodreads, you can also reach the author on Twitter. If this sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll find the book on Kindle and paperback on Amazon UK.


Christmas at Sandringham is going to be murder . . .

A human hand and a bag of drugs are found washed up on a beach next to the Queen’s estate at Sandringham

The Queen identifies the 70-year-old victim, Edward St Cyr, from his signet ring. But the search for his killer is not so straightforward. Suspects include the Queen’s horse groom, a shady land agent, an aristocrat neighbour, as well as the victim’s many cousins and relations.

The investigation leads the Queen – and her trusted assistant, Rozie – to a local pigeon racing club, back to London, and to the ancient, moated Godwick Hall. But how do the seemingly disparate pieces of the puzzle fit together? And who is the next victim?

Source: Goodreads


Extra special following the passing of The Queen a few months ago, “Murder Most Royal” is a wonderful story and one I really really enjoyed!

An unexpected and unintended tribute, this is third in ‘Her Majesty The Queen Investigates’ series but it works perfectly as a stand alone read and I didn’t feel that I was missing out on anything from not having read the other two (although now I would like to!).

Although the characters are based on real people, and members of the Royal family have their real names, this is a work of fiction.

The Queen and her family have headed to Sandringham for Christmas 2016. A few days after arriving, a hand is found washed up on Snettisham Beach, a stones throw away. Who’s hand is it and how on earth has it ended up on the beach?! The Queen takes one look and knows exactly who it is, and gets a little more involved in the investigation that she probably should!

I loved this story and it was particularly nice to see The Queen at home with her closest family members at Christmas. As I’m sure she was in reality, the character painted by S.J.Bennett is so full of warmth and care for those around her. She’s funny and witty and totally on the ball, excellent at solving crimes it would seem!

I won’t spoil anymore for you, but it’s a really clever plot and there’s plenty to keep you guessing, but it’s also fun and light-hearted too. I would strongly recommend this fun mystery for fans of the Royal family and cosy mysteries.

Overall rating:  A fun, cosy mystery led by The Queen at Sandringham, “Murder Most Royal” is a really witty read and it’s one that will definitely put a smile on your face. I really enjoyed this book – 5 stars!

Don’t forget to check out the reviews of other blogs on the tour and if this sounds like your kind of book, support the author by picking up a copy!

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