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Death at Buckingham Palace by C.C. Benison
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Filled with wit and dry humour, Canadian author, CC Benison, offers a colourful 1st in his series, Her Majesty Investigates.

Canadian house maid at Buckingham Palace as protagonist, Jane Bee, performs double duty as she privately investigates the loss of a fellow Canadian footman along with collecting her missing dustcloth from various rooms, running errands for HM, and scraping bubblegum from Axminsters in state and banquet rooms. Private discussions with Her Majesty imaginatively picture the two intent upon conspiring to uncover meaning behind discovery of the footman on the hall floor outside HM's private apartments. Palace and local settings are descriptively portrayed; British colloquialisms add authenticity.

All is revealed, Poirot style, at a roundup of suspects with HM presiding.
Great fun, well executed read.

Definitely a series recommendation for fans of cozy mysteries and Canadian Book Challenge choice.

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Reading Progress

October 26, 2013 – Shelved
October 26, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 26, 2013 – Shelved as: canadian-authors
October 26, 2013 – Shelved as: canadian-book-challenge-7-12
October 26, 2013 – Shelved as: mystery
April 23, 2015 – Shelved as: around-the-world-challenge
April 23, 2015 – Shelved as: contemporary
April 23, 2015 – Shelved as: library-reads
April 26, 2015 – Started Reading
April 30, 2015 – Finished Reading

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Kim Aippersbach Sounds fun! I bet you'd like the Agency series, by Y.S. Lee (also a Canadian author!). It's YA, nicely historical with a great heroine.

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