A town in Buckinghamshire is set to be the subject of yet another murder-mystery novel that is described as a 'thrilling' portrait of an idyllic community rocked by the sudden disappearance of one of its residents.

Crime fiction author Biba Pearce, who lives in Surrey and is known for her popular series of novels featuring Detective Chief Inspector Rob Miller, including 'The West London Murders' and 'The Thames Path Killer', will bring DCI Miller to Marlow in her upcoming book, 'The Marlow Murders', releasing on October 24 with Joffe Books. 

The novel, which isn't the first to make use of Marlow's picturesque setting for a compelling crime story, opens with the sudden disappearance of Debby Morris, a charity worker and mother-of-two who vanishes after a Christmas party at the fictional Hollyhock Manor, leaving behind only a handful of valuables and a Santa's elf hat.

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Detective Miller is recalled from compassionate leave to lead the investigation, which unfolds in the run-up to Christmas and "sends shockwaves through the local community, triggering a nationwide hunt and massive media frenzy" as the DCI races against the clock to track down the killer.

Marlow is also set to make its murder-mystery television debut next year, following the wrap of filming for an adaptation of local author and screenwriter Robert Thorogood's 'The Marlow Murder Club' book series, which is set to air in two two-hour segments on UKTV's Drama channel in 2024.

The series follows retired archaeologist Judith Potts who - similarly to Rob Miller - finds herself wrapped up in an active murder investigation which shakes up the sleepy Thames-side town where she lives and follows a twisty narrative before culminating in a killer being brought to justice.