The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Narrator: Lesley Manville
Length: 12 hours 25 minutes
Publication Date: 3rd September 2020
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
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?
My Thoughts & Review
I’d been hearing great things about this one, so decided to put a hold on the audiobook from my library. I wasn’t expecting the audiobook to come through until the new year but somehow managed to get it just after 2 weeks which was great news for me.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect as all I’d heard were positive things. Having finished the audiobook now I can why it’s such a popular read.
I really enjoyed this cosy mystery debut. It follows a group of retirees in the 80’s who solve crimes It’s a fast fun read, with quite a few red herrings and plot twists thrown in.
The book is well written, but did find the start a little slow to get into and also a little confusing. I think this was probably because of the number of characters that are introduced, but as the book progressed I really got into the flow.
The story is told from multiple points of views as well as snippets from diary entries that belong to one of the characters Joyce. I really enjoyed the combination of original pensioner characters, they had me chuckling, and were definitely entertaining.
All in all, an entertaining and fun read. I would definitely recommend the audiobook.
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