The Marlow Murder Club – book launch day for Robert Thorogood

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Marlow resident Robert Thorogood is the creator of BBC’s hit show Death in Paradise , with season 10 starting today.

On the same day, Robert has a new book out “The Marlow Murder Club”, set as you might expect in Marlow! This is the first in a new series of books featuring his latest detective, 77 year old Oxford-educated Judith Potts.

It was been picked by the Booksellers Association as their Fiction Book of the Month for January 2021 , which would have meant featuring prominently in independent bookshops countrywide, with a special focus in Marlow Bookshop as you you might expect. In current lockdown of course that is not possible, and Marlow Bookshop is closed even for click and collect. However here are selected links to buy the book here Amazon is there of course, but also sellers that support local bookshops!

MyMarlow got hold of a preview copy a couple of days ago, and its a really enjoyable read! An engaging murder mystery with lots of humour, and entertaining characters. Of course, for us it’s fun to see places around town mentioned…. the church, bridge, parks, schools .. and even our postman Fred!

The Marlow Murder Club is a new detective series of books featuring Judith Potts, a 77 year old lady who lives alone in a faded mansion on the banks of the Thames, and who likes to swim naked in the river at the bottom of her garden. She likes nothing better than a tipple of whisky in the evening while she sets crosswords for a national newspaper. One evening, while swimming, she witnesses a brutal murder, and after the local police fail to find the killer, she sets out to do so herself, with the help of her three friends. Together, they are The Marlow Murder Club……

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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