Death Comes to Marlow
The Marlow Murder Club #2
by Robert Thorogood
Release date: June 6th, 2023
I received a complimentary ARC copy of Death Comes to Marlow (The Marlow Murder Club #2) by Robert Thorogood from NetGalley and Poisoned Pen Press in order to read and give an honest review.
…I loved this book, a twisty locked room mystery that has such engaging characters, a complex and intriguing plot, and a steady dose of charming wit…
This is my first book from author Robert Thorogood, and I know it will not be my last. Death Comes to Marlow follows three friends Judith, a crossword setter, Suzie a dog walker and radio show host, and Becks, a mother and vicar’s wife in there day to day life in Marlow. The three women known as the Marlow Murder Club have made a reputation for themselves as local celebrities after catching a murderer in the previous book which I have yet to read (but will be!). Although life has quieted down for the three friends, when Judith is contacted by a friend who is certain that he is going to be murdered before his wedding the three women decide to see what it is all about. At the rehearsal dinner Sir Peter Bailey celebrates his upcoming wedding to his bride, nurse Jenny Page, and it is extremely easy to see that tensions run high between family members.
The friends are shocked when a large crash thunders through the mansion and the groom is found dead in a locked room under a heavy shelving unit. Although the murder looks like nothing more than an accident the Marlow Murder Club begs to differ when the question of an updated will leaving everything to Jenny goes missing, giving a good motive for murder. When Jenny asks for help Judith, Suzie and Becks cannot say no.
I loved this book, a twisty locked room mystery that has such engaging characters, a complex and intriguing plot, and a steady dose of charming wit. A fantastic read that keeps the reader captivated until the very end. I highly recommend it to readers who love locked room mysteries.