The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood announced as January's Fiction Book of the Month

05/01/2021
The Booksellers Association has announced The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood as its first Fiction Book of the Month for 2021.  
The Marlow Murder Club

From the writer of hit BBC One drama Death in Paradise, The Marlow Murder Club tells the story of Judith Potts, a seventy-seven year old crossword setter who witnesses a brutal murder while swimming in the Thames near her faded mansion outside Marlow. With police investigations falling short and another body turning up, Judith joins forces with a local dogwalker and the vicar’s wife to form the Marlow Murder Club and investigate the puzzle themselves. The Marlow Murder Club is published by HQ and is available in bookshops now. 

Author Robert Thorogood commented, “When I was growing up, as soon as I was old enough to afford the bus fare, I lived almost entirely in independent bookshops. It was always such a thrill crossing their thresholds. Each one different, each one its own magical kingdom. The sheer personality of the places, staffed by knowledgeable and passionate booksellers. And there was always a whiff of danger as well: because I might find the book I’d come in for, but it could well be sitting on a shelf next to a far more interesting and seditious fringe book. That sense of discovery and surprise is something you only get in independent bookshops. Long may they live."  

Sharon Benton, Marketing & Groups Manager at Booksellers Association added, “We are delighted that The Marlow Murder Club is the Fiction Book of the Month for January.  A fabulous and entertaining story with which to kick off a brand new year.”

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting The Marlow Murder Club throughout January. The Booksellers Association will also support the promotion of the Fiction Book of the Month through social media and the provision of promotional material. 


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