by SJ Bennett
Please note that this review is for the unabridged audio of this title. It will be released in the U.S. in March. The book is out in the U.K.
Right now, many are absorbed in watching the latest season of The Crown. There is a lot of back and forth about what is true and what is fictional drama. Well, as far as I know, The Windsor Knot is totally fiction about the monarch as detective.
This is an absolutely delightful and enjoyable title and one that I recommend highly for an escapist break. Give it a try.
In The Windsor Knot, there are murder, mysterious Russians, ballet dancers, Chinese speakers, a very likeable Nigerian aide to the Queen called Rosie, various government and palace workers, family members of the Queen, visiting dignitaries, including Obama and more. All are engagingly portrayed.
The character of the queen feels pitch perfect. She is portrayed as a woman well aware of her role and importance but also as someone with an interior life, likes and dislikes. She is a detective who uses her access to information and her Poirot like gray cells to solve the case.
The narrator of the audio book is just splendid. She captures the characters and accents with aplomb and individual voices. I was only sorry when I had to part with her at the end of this title.
Put this one on your TBR or TBL (to be listened to) pile. Enjoy! It is part of a series so there is more to come.