Uniquely Blended Together
Death Comes To Marlow by Robert Thorogood is a marvelous contemporary cosy crime drama which I thoroughly enjoyed. It is the second book in the Marlow Murder Club series but can be read as a stand-alone. I recommend reading book one first for maximum enjoyment.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with the amateur super sleuthing ladies and the female detective. Once more the friends function like Miss Marple times three and Midsomer Murders, as they set about solving what they believe to be a murder.
Each of the ladies have unique talents and all work beautifully together as they complement each other.
The friends have each other’s backs. When one friend starts behaving out of character, the other two notice immediately and are determined to help.
Marlow is reminiscent of Midsomer. It is the quintessential English village with its manor house, quaint cottages and an eclectic mix of eccentric characters. It would make a fabulous early evening cosy crime television drama.
The tone is light-hearted and highly amusing at times. The opening scene with Judith swimming in the Thames was absolutely hilarious, especially when she spotted a family on the bank! – It is a literary image that will remain forever with me! Grab yourself a copy of the book and read it for yourself.
Death Comes To Marlow is also reminiscent of Morse in that it is a thinking woman’s mystery. Like Morse, Judith loves crosswords and puzzles to solve. Who better than Judith to gather the clues together and deliver the main speech?
I absolutely adore the Marlow Murder Mystery series and cannot wait for more books by Robert Thorogood. He is a marvelous author who writes with wit and charm, perfectly capturing the quintessential English countryside. More, more, more please Robert Thorogood.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.