Timothy B. Benford, best-selling author and Mountainside resident, introduces his new novel, To Kill A Princess: The Diana Plot, at the Berkeley Heights Public Library on Wednesday, October 18, at 7:30 PM. His new book examines conspiracy theories in the death of Princess Diana. Released on the 9th anniversary of her death, the novel poses the question: Accident or Murder? Though a fictional story, the plot unfolds simultaneously with real events and actual dialog from the last five years of Diana’s life. “It’s really like reading two books at once,” Benford said. “One is the novel, the other relates factual incidents in Diana’s life, and the fiction keeps pace with those real events. I’ve taken great pains not to have the fiction cross over into the facts and vice versa.”
A former newspaperman and magazine editor, Benford’s eight published works include: the nonfiction World War II Quiz & Fact Books; World War II Flashback; Pearl Harbor Amazing Facts!; The Space Program Q&F Book; The Royal Family Q&F Book; the true crime book, Righteous Carnage (the List murders in Westfield) and the novels, Hitler's Daughter and The Ardennes Tapes. His works have been translated into French, Spanish and Polish, made into movies, television documentaries, CDs, used in trivia games, and have been book club selections. He also contributes articles on travel, history, antique cars, politics, coins, and crime to the New York Times Syndication; Associated Press, Travel & Leisure; Caribbean Travel & Life; American Legion; New Jersey Monthly and more than a dozen other publications in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
After the program, copies of the book will be available for purchase and may be signed by the author.
This program is free and open to the Public, but please call the Reference Desk to reserve a space.