Death Comes to Marlow
By Robert Thorogood
What it’s about?
It’s been an enjoyable and murder-free time for Judith, Suzie and Becks – AKA the Marlow Murder Club – since the events of last year. The most exciting thing on the horizon is the upcoming wedding of Marlow grandee, Sir Peter Bailey, to his nurse, Jenny Page. Sir Peter is having a party at his grand mansion on the river Thames the day before the wedding, and Judith and Co. are looking forward to a bit of free champagne.
But during the soiree, there’s a crash from inside the house, and when the Marlow Murder Club rush to investigate, they are shocked to find the groom-to-be crushed to death in his study.
The study was locked from the inside, so the police don’t consider the death suspicious. But Judith disagrees. As far as she’s concerned, Peter was murdered! And it’s up to the Marlow Murder Club to find the killer before he or she strikes again…
What I think:
If you are a fan of a golden age, locked rooms style murder mysterious then Death Comes ot Marlow definitely need to go on your list.
Judith, Suzie, and Becks are back with another mystery to solve.
With his wedding imminent, Sir Peter Bailey fears for his life and calls Judith, asking her to come to the party. When he is found dead in very suspicious circumstances, it seems as if he was right to be concerned. But with the door locked from the inside, murder seems impossible.
The Marlow Murder Club are back in action, using their combined skills to get to the bottom of an intriguing mystery that keeps everyone guessing.
There are plenty of red herrings and tricky little side mysteries to add to the story.
The friendship between the women is growing stronger as they get to know each other better in this book. Their differences and quirks become strength as a team.
This is both cosy and fun and intriguing and clever at the same time and is a great treat for cosy mystery fans.
Thank you HQ and Netgalley for my gifted digital copy.