Murder on the Marshes: An absolutely gripping English murder mystery (A Tara Thorpe Mystery Book 1)

Written by Clare Chase
Category: · Mystery & Suspense

Do you love twisty murder mysteries? Meet Tara Thorpe – the clue to a puzzling local murder has landed right on her doorstep. Perfect for fans of Faith Martin, LJ Ross and Joy Ellis.

As the sun rises, a wealthy young woman – Samantha Seabrook – is found drowned in the ornamental fountain of a deserted Cambridge courtyard, the only clue – an antique silver chain wound tightly around her throat.

It’s Tara Thorpe’s job to discover what happened to Miss Seabrook – but the case becomes personal when she learns that Samantha had been receiving death threats… rather like the one that landed on Tara’s doorstep the night the woman died.

Together with Detective Inspector Garstin Blake, Tara tracks the killer to the dank and dangerous fens on the outskirts of the city. But there’s something Tara can’t quite admit to Blake about her past – and it could make all the difference to whether they live… or die.

An absolutely gripping page-turner that will keep you hooked until the very last page. The first in a series of unputdownable Cambridge mysteries featuring Thorpe and Blake.

Readers absolutely love Murder on the Marshes:

Literally couldn’t put it down!! This was an excellent thriller with well-developed characters and great twists!! From the first page until the end… a great ride of mystery, suspense and murder… Excellent thriller and crime read!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow what a book! One of the best mysteries I have read! Loved it from start to finish and couldn’t put it down! A masterpiece! Plotting perfection! The writing is brilliant and flows off the page, the characters stay with you. A thoroughly satisfying, absolutely stunning book! I cannot wait to read more by this amazing author!’ Renita D’Silva

Fast-paced, twisty… I just ripped right through this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

I have to say that I loved this book… a fantastic start to the series.’ Jen Med’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. I have read it cover to cover in less than a day and I cannot wait to get my sticky mitts on the second book… grabbed me by the throat from the opening chapter and refused to let go until the very end… The story was a fantastic puzzle, filled with twists, turns, red herrings, esoteric clues, dubious characters, tensions, rivalries, all set against the beautiful backdrop of Cambridge and the menacing emptiness of the surrounding Cambridgeshire fens.A Little Book Problem, 5 stars

Ooh yes, I liked this one!’ The Book Trail

‘You’ll enjoy her books including this one if you like Joy Ellis, L. J. Ross, and Faith Martin… I absolutely adored the setting here. It reminds a little of the sort of setting in Midsomer Murders – quaint and idyllic with some very shady characters. The twists in the plot were plentiful and I liked the relationship and dynamic between Thorpe and Blake.’ Goodreads reviewer

A tense, exciting read with plenty of twists… an addictive read.’ Goodreads reviewer

A whip-smart read that had a good many surprises and twists… I’d definitely recommend this to fans of procedural mysteries. It was like an Inspector Morse & Midsomer layer cake with Christie for the frosting. I’m awaiting my next slice.’ Goodreads reviewer

A darned good read.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘An easy read that moves at a steady pace and reminds me of Agatha Christie. Grabbing me straight from the start… will keep you guessing until the very end… A perfect gripping who-dunnit story, fans of LR Ross will love it.Chelle’s Book Reviews

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