To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot

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TO KILL A PRINCESS, The Diana Plot, is a mind-blowing work of fiction, a novel of conspiracy, betrayal, real facts and richly detailed incidents from Diana's life told in parallel with a thrilling, multi-plot fictional story. The book explores all of the above and culminates in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.

Was it really an accident . . .or murder? The tragic events of Princess Diana's death have been ripped from newspaper and magazine ...
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Overview


TO KILL A PRINCESS, The Diana Plot, is a mind-blowing work of fiction, a novel of conspiracy, betrayal, real facts and richly detailed incidents from Diana's life told in parallel with a thrilling, multi-plot fictional story. The book explores all of the above and culminates in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.

Was it really an accident . . .or murder? The tragic events of Princess Diana's death have been ripped from newspaper and magazine headlines and blended with some of the most widely-held suspicions, rumors and conspiracy theories in this novel and should have people talking about the surprising twist near the end for years to come.

And don't take our word for it. We're delighted to include a pre-publication review by Alice Russell of The ReadersGroup, who said: "To Kill A Princess is as explosive in its content and implications as The Da Vinci Code!"

TO KILL A PRINCESS, The Diana Plot was written by the prolific, award-winning novelist and best-selling author of the Harper & Row tome 'The Royal Family Quiz &Fact Book'; two other novels; and a dozen books in the nonfiction and true crime genres.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780971056039
  • Publisher: American Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/31/2006
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,360,036
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.12 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2006

    To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot

    One of the most fascinating books ever written is a conspiracy novel with a factual basis called 'To Kill a Princess: The Diana Plot.' Timothy B. Benford of Mountainside, an exceptionally talented professional writer, has conspired to write a book that integrates fact and fiction in such a way that a reader often cannot tell the difference. It was published by American Book Publishers. Those who are interested in the late Princess Diana have their own ideas and thoughts about her tumultuous life and her tragic death. The rumors and theories are put to rest once and for all in novel form and a reader can relax with such a book, vaguely leaving the responsibilities of truth and fiction to its author. However, Benford is meticulous about what is fact and what is fiction after the story is told and, at the end of the book, the fictional and factual characters are identified in two brief sections called First Epilogue and Second Epilogue. Among them is Archie Blair, a Secret Intelligence Service man, who belongs to Britain's Ml-6, assigned to shadow Diana in Paris, particularly in August 1997. This turned out to be the last time she was seen alive at the Ritz Hotel, where she had dinner with her fiancé, Dodi al Fayed. Then there's the retired deputy director of SIS and its counterpart, MI-5, an internal security agency for the United Kingdom, Sir Warren Wormsley, head of The Committee, composed of loyal monarchists, who is inhumanly tireless in his surveillance of the princess and his ultimate, plans for her demise with the knowledge of the royals. One would be hard-pressed to believe that the gorgeous Megan Price, with the flowing red hair, was a terrifying rogue agent for England. She not only turns heads with her extraordinary beauty, but easily breaks necks with the twist of a wrist. Also working under the sinister Sir Warren is his friend and former government minister, Austin Smythe-Pembrooke. One of the most interesting characters in the book is Bat Lynch, an American Army captain, who worked closely with Blair during Operation Desert Storm, and who also is a secret agent. It seems that everyone is involved in an intricate plot to kill Diana, the princess of Wales. The book meticulously covers every angle of her personality: her utter disappointment in her husband, Prince Charles, who openly continues a relationship with his lover, Camilla Parker-Bowles her many illicit relationships with other men in her life her desperate attempt to keep her sons, William, heir apparent to the throne, and Harry, with her in her life her illnesses and her idiosyncrasies. She comes to life as a human being, via Benford, and a reader is able to take a long, intricate look at a princess who is a woman in every way. The story painstakingly takes a reader, familiar with facts, hungry for more information, on a stormy journey with its inevitable, utterly final end. The settings are real and realistic, particularly on the isle of Nevis,' where the princess and her sons vacation, and in Paris, the City of Lights, where her Life ended. Benford, who has written a number of books, including 'The Royal Family Quiz & Fact Book,' is so knowledgeable about the Royal Family that he dares to unveil his interpretation of what might have happened on that fatal night in the tunnel. It's a real page turner, but this reviewer is puzzled about where place it on the shelf¿ the fiction section or the factual book section. Perhaps on both?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2007

    A BLOCK-BUSTER, HANDS DOWN MUST READ

    Wow, what a great book, a genuine page-turner! It really, really makes one wonder if what's on these pages is truer than what's in the Operation Paget document. I met the author, Timothy B. Benford, at a book fair in New York some years ago. He was seated at the authors' signing table next to Peter Benchley. whom I knew would be there and brought my tattered copy of 'Jaws' with me. He graciously signed it. I spent most of the time talking to Mr. Benchley, and when he got up to get a coffee and stretch his legs, I walked and talked with him. He asked if I had read anything Benford, the fellow next to him at the table, had written. I hadn't, and I mentioned I never even heard of Benford. Mr. Benchley then spent a bit of time telling me he thought Benford was one of the most underrated and overlook contemporary writers of the time. He called him a writer's-writer, a renaissance man who jumps easily from fiction to nonfiction to true crime. Not easy transitions to do, he said, and urged me to read some of Mr. Benford's books. Well I did, and I was hooked. If the list of Mr. Benford's books on this site represents all his works, then I've pretty much covered his body of work. I must admit, though, that I enjoyed his other two novels and the true crime more than his books about World War II. Now he comes along with To Kill A Princess, The Diana Plot, and in many ways this is by far his best work yet. It quite cleverly uses the real life instances in Princess Diana's life and weaves a story with fictional characters and several of the popular conspiracy theories, around it. There are true things in this book that I never knew. Thank you Mr. Benchley for recommending him to me. I now highly recommend Mr. Benford's books to everyone reading this, starting with To Kill A Princess, The Diana Plot. A memorable and very enjoyable read indeed. Happy New Year to all, Justin Bacchus

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot

    Wow. It's been a long time since I've read any book with the ability to keep me turning the pages instead of going to sleep. This one did exactly that. It is promoted as a novel, but I think there may be more truth in these pages than there is in the Operation Paget report about Princess Diana's death. This book asks: 'A murder, or Accident?' To tell the truth, I just don't know. What I do know is I enjoyed, and highly recommend, To Kill A Princess, The Diana Plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2006

    To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot

    ON THE SHELF Book Review Thursday, October 12, 2006 (591 words) One of the most fascinating books ever written is a conspiracy novel with a factual basis called 'To Kill a Princess: The Diana Plot.' Timothy B. Benford of Mountainside, an exceptionally talented professional writer, has conspired to write a book that integrates fact and fiction in such a way that a reader often cannot tell the difference. It was published by American Book Publishers. Those who are interested in the late Princess Diana have their own ideas and thoughts about her tumultuous life and her tragic death. The rumors and theories are put to rest once and for all in novel form and a reader can relax with such a book, vaguely leaving the responsibilities of truth and fiction to its author. However, Benford is meticulous about what is fact and what is fiction after the story is told and, at the end of the book, the fictional and factual characters are identified in two brief sections called First Epilogue and Second Epilogue. Among them is Archie Blair, a Secret Intelligence Service man, who belongs to Britain's Ml-6, assigned to shadow Diana in Paris, particularly in August 1997. This turned out to be the last time she was seen alive at the Ritz Hotel, where she had dinner with her fiancé, Dodi al Fayed. Then there's the retired deputy director of SIS and its counterpart, MI-5, an internal security agency for the United Kingdom, Sir Warren Wormsley, head of The Committee, composed of loyal monarchists, who is inhumanly tireless in his surveillance of the princess and his ultimate, plans for her demise with the knowledge of the royals. One would be hard-pressed to believe that the gorgeous Megan Price, with the flowing red hair, was a terrifying rogue agent for England. She not only turns heads with her extraordinary beauty, but easily breaks necks with the twist of a wrist. Also working under the sinister Sir Warren is his friend and former government minister, Austin Smythe-Pembrooke. One of the most interesting characters in the book is Bat Lynch, an American Army captain, who worked closely with Blair during Operation Desert Storm, and who also is a secret agent. It seems that everyone is involved in an intricate plot to kill Diana, the princess of Wales. The book meticulously covers every angle of her personality: her utter disappointment in her husband, Prince Charles, who openly continues a relationship with his lover, Camilla Parker-Bowles her many illicit relationships with other men in her life her desperate attempt to keep her sons, William, heir apparent to the throne, and Harry, with her in her life her illnesses and her idiosyncrasies. She comes to life as a human being, via Benford, and a reader is able to take a long, intricate look at a princess who is a woman in every way. The story painstakingly takes a reader, familiar with facts, hungry for more information, on a stormy journey with its inevitable, utterly final end. The settings are real and realistic, particularly on the isle of Nevis,' where the princess and her sons vacation, and in Paris, the City of Lights, where her Life ended. Benford, who has written a number of books, including 'The Royal Family Quiz & Fact Book,' is so knowledgeable about the Royal Family that he dares to unveil his interpretation of what might have happened on that fatal night in the tunnel. It's a real page turner, but this reviewer is puzzled about where place it on the shelf¿ the fiction section or the factual book section. Perhaps on both?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2006

    To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot

    BOOK REVIEWS The ReadersGroup 6/10/02 300 words By Alice Russell TO KILL A PRINCESS The Diana Plot 456pp American Book Publishers. ***** Every so often a book comes along with `HOLLYWOOD' written all over it. Hands down, this book is one of them. I strongly recommend reading it now before Tinseltown makes it barely recognizable on the screen. The fictional story is a genuine suspense and adventure thriller that unfolds in parallel with the richly detailed real events and actual dialog from the last four-plus years of this star-crossed young woman's life. Make no mistake this book is a novel, fiction. But every scene, event, location and word attributed to Diana is real. Ditto every real person mentioned in the book. And, everybody who was anybody inher lifetime seems to be in these pages: Oprah Winfrey Bill Clinton John F. Kennedy, Jr., Sean Connery Kevin Costner, etc., etc. In fact, of the 200+ named people, less than 25 are fictitious. Speaking of that handsome devil Costner, yes he really did approach Diana about staring with him in a sequel to The Bodyguard (and, yes, she was interested. The details are all here). But we must repeat that the parallel story, which moves in cadence with the real events, is fiction, or perhaps that mixture better called faction. The vehicle for TO KILL A PRINCESS is the collective rumors suspicions and conspiracy theories circulating since her death nine years ago. You must have noticed I haven't delved into the characters or fictional plot. This is too good a yarn to spoil with careless teasers, or the smallest tidbit of advance information. It's a good read, with a stunning twist, concocted by a best-selling author. Whether you loved or hated Princess Diana you'll thoroughly enjoy TO KILL A PRINCESS. It is as explosive in its content and implications as The Da Vinci Code. It's a PDF eBook you'll read twice. And it's less than half the price of the print edition! -end

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