The Marlow Murder Club (Marlow Murder Club #1) by Robert Thorogood
Lots of fun! If you’re a fan of Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club then I guarantee you’ll enjoy this book.
Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old, lives blissfully alone, writes cryptic crosswords for The Times newspaper and swims naked in the Thames every evening. One night, she hears a gunshot come from her neighbour’s home and when his body is discovered with a bullet-hole through his head, she knows she was a witness to his murder. The police refuse to believe it’s a murder, so Judith decides to investigate herself. She’s soon joined by Becks, the vicar’s wife and Suzie, an outspoken dog-walker.
When another body is found, these three unlikely women find that when they combine their talents, they make quite the team, and Judith discovers that leading a solitary life is not all it’s cracked up to be. The evolving friendship between the three women is a joy to follow!
Yes, this does come under the umbrella of ‘cosy crimes’ – but don’t be deterred by that label, as this book is a rollicking good read. Robert Thorogood is the creator of Death in Paradise series, so his crime credentials are sound!