Death Comes to Marlow: The most charming and gripping cosy crime mystery novel full of twists and turns for 2023 (The Marlow Murder Club Mysteries, Book 2)
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And that’s before factoring in that the small closed-circle of suspects all seem to have unbreakable alibis. Apparently Elliot was interested in rowing when he was younger but he wasn’t allowed to be on the school team.
Becks tells Judith the comments on her post were complimentary of Howard, although they do mention that Howard’s dad and Stefan were crooks. But there is little time for investigative pursuits before the peace is shattered once more, this time by an almighty crash and the sound of glass smashing from inside the house.BookPage is a recommendation guide for readers, highlighting the best new books across all genres as chosen by our editors. And for those whom missed the first book (please remedy that as soon as you can), Death Comes to Marlow stands up quite well on its own. When the Marlow Murder Club and assorted partygoers follow Tristram inside, they’re unable to find Sir Peter, although his study is suspiciously locked.
Biography: Robert Thorogood is the creator of the hit BBC One TV series Death in Paradise, and he has written a series of spin-off novels featuring DI Richard Poole. It’s all a massive headache to DS Tanika Malik and DI Gareth Hoskins, who snatches the case away from her, and it’s all catnip to sharp-witted retiree Judith Potts and her two buddies, vicar’s wife Becks Starling and Suzie Harris, a dogsitter who has her own radio program. Heavner isn’t exactly mollified when Tempe, aided by retired police detective Skinny Slidell and a host of experts, puts a name to the dead man.The women — and the supportive Detective Sergeant Tanilka Malik — strongly suspect murder, but how could Sir Peter have been killed in his locked study, with the only key, an ancient, uncopiable model, still his pocket.
You know someone’s in serious danger of dying when he phones you out of the blue the day before his second marriage, asks you to a party that afternoon, and assures you that no one in attendance expects to be murdered. Becks, the vicar’s rule-following wife, and Suzie, a free-spirited dog walker turned local radio personality, may be unlikely companions for Judith, but their friendships are rooted in respect.But now the 78-year-old woman is back to her usual routine: setting crossword puzzles for the local paper, swimming nude in the nearby Thames during the day and enjoying a glass of scotch (or two) at night. The study door is locked; the only key is in Sir Peter’s pocket; and every plausible suspect, from Sir Peter’s intended to his two children to Chris Shepherd, the White Lodge gardener who has every reason to hold a grudge against his employer, has a solid alibi.