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#5*Review for Marrow Jam by Susan A King


Title: Marrow Jam     

Author: Susan A King

Publisher: Lightning Books

Publication Date: 27th April 2020

Estimated Page Count – 300

Standalone Novel

Rating: 5/5*


My Review:

Get ready for the WI ladies, led by the inimitable Beattie Bramshaw, in this humour packed murder mystery! This brilliant story had me laughing out loud so much I had to read some of it to my husband. It is a hilarious read, with great characters, developing relationships and just so funny – exactly what I needed!

This story has a mysterious murder, a multitude of possible murderers and a determined, community leader, with a rambling way of explaining things but a keen eye for detail that will hopefully help solve the case! There’s also a secret admirer of her who she is annoyed at because his prize marrows keep helping him win best in show! This is a fantastic, funny community drama which is told with great humour with a side helping of romance. It is a story I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending – what a superb story to escape our current realities in.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it and literally laughing my way through it.


Some people would describe Beattie Bramshaw as a pillar of the community. Others would praise her role as a stalwart of the Women’s Institute. Many would applaud her numerous successes in the bakery category at the annual village show. A small number might say, if pushed, that they find her a little on the bossy side. And one or two might whisper the words ‘interfering’ and ‘busybody’ behind her back.

But no one would have her down as a murderer.

So why is she being questioned in Dreighton police station after being found in the local allotments, at the dead of night, wielding a kitchen knife just yards away from where local lottery winner, Yvonne Richards, was found stabbed to death? And what does all of this have to do with Doug Sparrow’s prize marrows?

Marrow Jam is a comedy crime caper in the spirit of Agatha Raisin. It will have you chuckling all the way through many cups of tea.


About Susan A King

Susan A King lives with her husband in a quiet suburb in Hampshire. Between them they have four grown-up sons.

The inspiration for her first novel, Marrow Jam, came from her long experience and observation of competitors at the local Romsey Show, where she regularly aspires to win Best in Show with her floral arrangements.

Social Media Links

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