The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood @robthor @HQstories **Book Review** #BlogTour #TheMarlowMurderClub

Good morning book friends!

Well, I’ve been away for a long time lol, we are currently in our 3rd lockdown here in the UK, and after being made redundant I decided that my focus should be on my new house that I moved into in March, so that’s what I’ve been doing.

I’ve managed to decorate my whole house, every room! Which I am very proud of considering I’ve never done a scrap of DIY in my life LOL, but now I think I can turn my hand to anything :o)

After finishing the decorating I realised it was time for me to come back to what I had missed the most, and that is telling you about all of the wonderful books I had been reading.

And we begin with this delightful read.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

Vicci

My Review

This is a book that will appeal to people who love a good cosy mystery, it really reminded me of watching a Murder She Wrote episode.

Judith Potts is 77 years old and lives in a huge house on the river bank in Marlow. she still works but does it more as a hobby creating crosswords for the local newspaper, and she’s a bit of a local celebrity for that.

She’s a very active 77 year old, and loves nothing better than to go for an evening swim in the river Thames that backs onto her house.

It is while she is swimming one evening that she hears the gunshot, after speaking to the police and then finding nothing amiss, Judith knows that she will have to do some investigating herself.

After rummaging around and finding that there was indeed a murder, her and two friends that she meets along the way, do a very good job of not minding their own business, and trying to solve the murder.

But after a second body is found, Judith, and the rest of the Marlow Murder Club, realise that the quaint village of Marlow, could actually harbour a serial killer, and they are just the people to figure out who it is!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was quick and easy to read, and a lot different to the usual gore filled thrillers that I am used to reading.

If you like books such as Agatha Christie or Miss Marple then I think you will thoroughly enjoy this book, I hope the author turns it into a series, I’d love to see Judith and the girls again.

**Thank you to HQ stories for sending me a digital copy of this book**

The Synopsis

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…

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