GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

For the month of May, I have decided to take a look at my Mystery/Thriller TBR list and pick a book to talk about. Last week’s book was an urban fantasy police procedural mystery. This week I decided to stick with a straight up mystery. This is a recent find but it sounds pretty good and has a high enough rating on GoodReads (3.90) that I am willing to give it a go. Also, right after I read a review for the book, I was in a bookstore and it was one of the featured and recommended books for the month! So I figured the reading fairies were sending me a message. I hope to read it in the next couple of weeks.

The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood

Published: January 7, 2021

Summary from GoodReads:

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

Judith Potts is seventy-seven years old and blissfully happy. She lives on her own in a faded mansion just outside Marlow, there’s no man in her life to tell her what to do or how much whisky to drink, and to keep herself busy she sets crosswords for The Times newspaper.

One evening, while out swimming in the Thames, Judith witnesses a brutal murder. The local police don’t believe her story, so she decides to investigate for herself, and is soon joined in her quest by Suzie, a salt-of-the-earth dog-walker, and Becks, the prim and proper wife of the local Vicar.

Together, they are the Marlow Murder Club.

When another body turns up, they realise they have a real-life serial killer on their hands. And the puzzle they set out to solve has become a trap from which they might never escape…

Ever since the first Thursday Murder Club book was released, I have been seeing a lot more books, mostly mysteries, featuring older people solving crimes. I am ok with that! It is nice seeing this demographic represented in this genre. I hope this one is as funny as it sounds in the reviews.

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