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The Crown meets Clue in this delightful locked-room mystery, sure to charm Agatha Christie fans and keep readers guessing to the end.
The king is dead. The killer is in the family. Solving this murder will be a royal pain.
The royal family has gathered at their Scottish retreat, Balmoral Castle, for a traditional Christmas. As a blizzard gathers outside and a delicious dinner is prepared, the family circles up for a holiday toast. King Eric has something momentous to say—in fact, he is about to name his successor. But as he raises a glass of his favorite whiskey, he drops dead.
The king has been poisoned, someone in the family must have done it, and each one of them had opportunity and motive. Eric’s beloved head chef, Jonathan, must now play detective. Why would one of the king’s own family members want to kill him, and how did they do it? What happens in the castle usually stays in the castle, but this secret might be too big for these battlements. Jon is determined to expose the truth, even if it puts him in a killer’s crosshairs—and shakes the entire monarchy to its core.
Story Locale: Balmoral Castle, Scotland, UK
Publication History: A Trade Paperback Original
AN AMUSING MYSTERY WITH BROAD APPEAL: A lively tale spiced with regal suspects and family secrets, A Murder at Balmoral will appeal to fans of The Windsor Knot and might draw on the huge readership of Richard Osman as well as fans of The Crown.
A COZY READ FOR A WINTRY DAY: Set at Balmoral Castle and a gathering blizzard, A Murder at Balmoral is a perfect pick for mystery readers during the holiday season.
A TRADE PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: With the an inviting trade paperback look and a low price point, A Murder at Balmoral will be an ideal impulse buy for mystery buffs and Anglophiles alike.
CHRIS MCGEORGE is the author of Guess Who?, Now You See Me, Inside Out, and Half-Past Tomorrow. He has an MA in Creative Writing (Crime/Thriller) at City University London.
Author Residence: England
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“Classic elements of a cozy British murder mystery reappear in an updated and timely royal romp.”