Title: the thursday murder club.
AUTHOR: Richard Osman.
GENRE: Cozy Mystery.
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3rd, 2020.
Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
The Thursday Murder Club
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.
When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?
This book has been one of the best discoveries of this year. I had never read a book where the main protagonists were amateur sleuths of more than seventy years of age. It was a refreshing change and I love this gang.
It’s a book that is easy to read and follow, quirky and funny, while dealing with serious matters, but not in a dramatic way. There is equal room for laughing and crying in this book, and it works perfect. I loved how the characters got all fleshed out little by little. It felt like creating a puzzle and I find that a very creative way to make us know and empathise with the characters.
Really entertaining and surprising book, so I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.
So, for all of that, I give this book… 5 TEA CUPS!