There was a novelty when I read her first book, Death at Buckingham Palace, but I would not recommend this book to my friends, unless they are interested in British Royal family very much. I know this book is a fiction, but I wonder if the Queen is really called "Lilbet" by Margo(Princess Margaret.) As for the mystery book, the author did not try to neatly tie loose ends, for example, three numbers on a blackmail letter, or the royal blackouts at Sadringham. Also, the involvement of Jane's father, a Canadian cop (RCMP) doesn't blend in well to the English village setting. The premise itself (the maid helps the queen on criminal investigation) of this series is a bit hard to swallow, so the author shouldn't have added another unlikely charcter as Jane's investigation assistant, even if it was her father. Having said that I haven't totally given up on C.C. Benison. I probably will read the third book after, say, six months interval. This book belongs to the category called 'tea and cake'-- you don't have to carefully follow word by word to find clues in the plot. This is perhaps both the weakness and the good thing in this type of mysteries.