To solve an impossible murder, you need an impossible hero…

Seventy-seven-year-old Judith Potts is blissfully happy. She lives alone in a faded mansion in Marlow, sets crosswords for The Times, and there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink.

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. When the local police don’t believe her story, Judith and two unlikely friends decide to investigate for themselves. Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

But soon another body turns up, and it seems they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. Now the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…


Okay, I have a confession to make…I’m now addicted to crosswords! My idea of a good time is sitting down with a cup of tea and doing The Times cryptic crossword with my hubby. Sad? Maybe. But anyway…

I really enjoyed this book!

I’m a huge Death in Paradise fan so I kind of new I would, but sometimes books don’t live up to how much we think we’re going to enjoy them. This one, however, totally did!

Actually, another confession, I bought this for my mum for Mother’s Day and she read it in a few days so and then gave it to me because she’d enjoyed it so much. Not only did I get brownie points for giving an excellent present, but I got a book out of it too! Result.

Judith Potts is a fabulous main character with elements of Miss Marple about her. The plot was brilliant, and I had no idea who the murderer was by the end. I really can’t wait till I get to meet Judith Potts again. This is a thoroughly enjoyable read and a brilliant start to a series. Definitely worth 5 shiny stars!


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