The untimely death of Princess Diana remains a topic of fascination for many people. The events leading up to and taking place after her tragic passing still leave many with questions, curiosity and distrust.
After seeing Princess Diana’s image and story flashed across endless headlines, I felt compelled to dig deeper and uncover the truth. After tireless research and applying my professional knowledge, I have come to a new conclusion as to what ultimately should be marked as a murder.
I share my knowledge through the new novel, “Death of the Queen of Hearts.” The story follows young Prince James as he receives a mysterious letter on his 21st birthday — a letter that could only have come from his mother, Princess Christina, who died four years prior to that day. This initial artifact leads him to a series of clues, neglected witnesses and shocking facts about what really happened to his mother.
Not content to simply share the straightforward play-by-play of the events, I felt it was more useful for people to envision what happened to Princess Diana in story form. I changed many names and locations but add subtle clues along the way for those knowledgeable on royal family history to be able to point back to the true meaning.
The more I looked into the story of Princess Diana, the more I felt like I was reading a Dan Brown novel. I thought this story style was the most appropriate way to deliver the truth behind what happened.
“Death of the Queen of Hearts” shares the dark side of celebrity, the malevolent nature of conspiracy and the heart-wrenching impact of tragedy wrapped in a blanket of mystery.
On Labor Day Sunday in 1997, like many others, I was shocked upon awakening to hear that Princess Diana had been killed in an automobile crash in Paris. Though I wasn’t yet a Diana fanatic, I was stunned and saddened. Because I work in the health care field, I researched what had happened that night in the Alma tunnel and I was disturbed and skeptical about the medical treatment Princess Diana received. I decided to write a book on my findings but in order to make it a compelling read I would write a fictional retelling and change all the names. Thus, “Death of the Queen of Hearts” was born.