The Marlow Murder Club has an engagingly different pair of amateur sleuths. Becks is a middle-aged vicar’s wife in the small rural English town of Marlow. She is frustrated with how her life is so structured and rule based. Judith Potts is a free-spirited crossword creator who doesn’t let her seventy-seven years on Earth stop her from doing anything.
Judith is swimming naked in the Thames outside her house when she hears a shout and a gunshot from her neighbor Stefan’s house. She calls the police, but they insist it was a suicide. Judith takes matters into her own hands. As Judith investigates, she befriends Becks. The police begin to investigate Stefan’s death only after a unique medallion is found on a second corpse matching the one found on Stefan. Will Judith and Becks solve the crime before the police? Or will the murderer kill them first?
I loved The Marlow Murder Club! It is such a fun read. All the clues are there though the numerous red herrings may trip up some readers. Best of all I love the characters. I wish I lived in Marlow so I could join their club. 5 stars and a favorite!
Thanks to Poisoned Pen Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.