Publication Date: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9780008238247 Category:

The Marlow Murder Club

Robert Thorogood

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 07/01/2021 ISBN: 9780008238247 Category:




The first in a stunning new series introducing the Marlow Murder Club!

‘A hugely enjoyable murder mystery written with wonderful verve, humour and compassion. Utterly delightful’ Robert Webb

‘I love Robert Thorogood’s writing’ Peter James

From the creator of the BBC One hit TV series, Death in Paradise

To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero…

Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink, and to keep herself busy she sets crosswords for The Times newspaper.

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don’t believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself, and is soon joined in her quest by Suzie, a salt-of-the-earth dog-walker, and Becks, the prim and proper wife of the local Vicar.

Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

When another body turns up, they realise they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. And the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…


‘Wonderful escapism!’ 5* Amazon Review

‘A wonderful piece of escapism. Absolutely loved it!’ 5* Amazon Review

‘My favourite book of the year!’ 5* Amazon Review

‘I had an absolute blast reading this book’ 5* Amazon Review

‘So enjoyable, I laughed out loud !’ 5* Amazon Review

Publisher Review

'A hugely enjoyable murder mystery written with wonderful verve, humour and compassion. Utterly delightful' ROBERT WEBB 'A great read' YOURS 'An Agatha Christie-inspired puzzle of a novel ... beautifully crafted ... a criminal success' MY WEEKLY 'I really enjoyed it. A great escapist yarn from start to finish and a real tonic' SIMON KERNICK 'An absolute joy to read. Funny, entertaining and beautifully written' B. A. PARIS 'Laugh-out-loud humour, superb plotting and a full-throttle finale ... entertaining and enjoyable ... the perfect read to fill the long, lockdown nights of winter' LANCASHIRE POST ''Thrilling and heartfelt, gripping and wonderfully humorous, The Marlow Murder Club is an absolute joy from first page to last' CHRIS WHITAKER 'This is just the kind of book I love to read - a proper whodunit with clues, suspects, and engaging leading characters. Great location too, and lots of charm and humour. I loved it' FAITH MARTIN ''The perfect book for these troubled times - fiendishly clever and funny, with delightful and original characters. I loved it!' ROZ WATKINS 'Assured cosy crime from an ingenious author ... An affectionate look at older lives and the energy they can still provide the world, and damn right funny and heartwarming at times, this is great fun indeed' MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI, CRIME TIME 'The Marlow Murder Club is a hugely entertaining mystery, and Judith Potts, the Marple of Marlow, is a wonderful new detective character' MARTIN EDWARDS 'Beautifully crafted, funny and thrilling, Thorogood has created a delightful read' DEON MEYER 'Deft plotting, witty dialogue ... one of the most original and beguiling characters I have read about for a long time ... a delight from start to finish. Robert Thorogood has brought the fun back into crime fiction' SIMON BRETT 'Agatha Christie meets Colin Dexter. A pitch-perfect murder mystery with a heart-stopping finale' MICHAEL WOOD 'Very funny and dark with great pace. I love Robert Thorogood's writing' PETER JAMES

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