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The Marlow Murder Club

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What to expect

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…

Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink.

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. When the local police don’t believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

But soon another body turns up, and it seems they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…


‘Miss Marple with attitude’ 5* Amazon Review

‘I want to be Judith Potts when I grow up’ 5* Amazon Review

’Wonderful escapism!’ 5* Amazon Review

’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

Critics Review

  • ‘A hugely enjoyable murder mystery written with wonderful verve, humour and compassion. Utterly delightful’ ROBERT WEBB

    ‘I love Robert Thorogood’s writing’ PETER JAMES

    ‘A great read’ YOURS

    ‘Has the feel of an Agatha Christie with a modern twist’ SUN

    ‘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’ SIMON KERNICK

    ‘Murder and mayhem in the sleepy Home Counties, done with style, panache and just the right amount of humour’ PAUL FINCH

    ‘Light relief’ SAGA

    ‘Witty and charming, and filled with a cast of winning characters and fiendish puzzles. Guaranteed to entertain!’ CHRIS EWAN

    ‘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

    ‘A delightful read – Judith is the hero that everyone needs’ LOUISE JENSEN

    ‘‘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 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 … Damn right funny and heartwarming at times, this is great fun indeed’ CRIME TIME

    ‘Beautifully crafted, funny and thrilling, Thorogood has created a delightful read’ DEON MEYER

    ‘A hugely entertaining mystery,’ MARK EDWARDS

    ‘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

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