The French queen Marie Antoinette had gained a bad reputation - she used too much money and arranged too many parties. But the real scandal started in 1785 when she was suspected to have bought an extremely expensive diamond necklace - even though she was a victim of a complex conspiracy. ‘The Queen’s Necklace’ is Alexandre Dumas’s exciting novel about these very happenings in the 1700’s French Monarchy. It is part of ‘The Marie Antoinette Romances’. The series also includes the novels ‘Balsamo the Magician , ‘Storming the Bastille’, ‘The Countess of Charny’ and ‘The Knight of the Red House’.Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) was a French writer. He is best known for his novels ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers . Dumas is considered as one of the most significant French writers of the 19th century. Dumas’s background was exceptional in 1800’s France as his grandmother was a black slave - and also Dumas faced a lot of racism. Many of Dumas’s books have been filmed into movies.