Britain is at war-but the greatest threat to the Crown might be within the Palace walls.
London, 1941: Major Edgar Brampton is found shot dead in his office in Buckingham Palace. All signs point towards a self-inflicted tragedy, but when Palace authorities hurry his body away and order staff to stay silent, fellow courtier Guy Harford's suspicions are raised.
While the outside world faces the onslaught of war, within the Palace walls a curious mystery unfolds. Rumours swirl about Brampton's relationship with the Queen, and there's talk of other plots involving those closest to the King.
To get to the bottom of what really happened, Guy joins forces with some unlikely allies-Rodie Carr, a beautiful East End burglar, and Rupert Hardacre, a postman with a past-but time may be running outfor him, for the King, and for Britain. Someone has their eye on the crown, and they'll do anything to get it.
Can Guy solve the case before more blood is spilled on the royal carpets? Or will he be the next victim?
TP Fielden is the fiction-writing name of the acclaimed royal biographer and commentator Christopher Wilson, who has penned biographies of Prince Charles, Camilla, Diana and other members of the British royal family.
For twenty years a leading Fleet Street journalist with columns in The Times, Sunday Telegraph, Daily Express and Today, he is now a bestselling biographer and (as TP Fielden) novelist.
Most recently the creator of the English Riviera Murders, featuring 1950s supersleuth Miss Dimont, he remains an internationally in-demand writer on royal matters, with regular appearances on TV documentaries and reports across the globe.
His biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is the acknowledged source material for all other books and TV films on the subject, and his groundbreaking research on the life and family of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a primary source for biographers and film-makers.
His biography A Greater Love: Charles and Camilla was turned into a top-rated TV documentary screened in the USA, UK and twenty-six other countries around the globe, and he has co-produced several major TV documentaries on the British royals. He lectures widely on the subject.
He is the co-founder of the Oxford University journalism awards, and for this work he was honoured by St Edmund Hall, the university's oldest college, with membership of their Senior Common Room.
He is married to an American writer and lives on Dartmoor, England.