Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be one of the stops on the blog tour for The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman and sharing my review today. With thanks to Ellie at Viking Books for the invite to join the tour and for my lovely copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.
But when a local property developer shows up dead, ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?
In The Thursday Murder Club we meet Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron who all live in the same retirement village. Usually pretty peaceful until well it isn’t. When a local property developer is found dead this group of friends decide to do some digging. Let’s just say this takes them on a twisty journey to discover the truth.
What a fun story this was! One that had a fabulous cast of characters that were warm, wonderful and witty. I couldn’t help but grow attached to this group. Even though they may live in a retirement village don’t let that fool you. These friends had lively and clever personalities that shined bright. With each character bringing something different to the story. Elizabeth with her secretive past who was very capable of getting to the truth. Then you have Joyce who’s a little more on the quiet side, sitting back and observing. I really enjoyed her journal entries and how they played their part in the story. Ron who was not afraid to stand up and be counted. I especially loved the interactions he had with the more sensible and analytical Ibrahim. Even though there were a few characters within this story they all had their place and stood out as individuals. Then add in a few suspects to choose from and things became even more interesting.
I love cosy mysteries and The Thursday Murder Club is a brilliant example of one. With plenty of twists, surprises and secrets thrown in to keep me on my toes along with wondering where the story would take me next. There were moments that left me smiling, chuckling and maybe even a few times when I got a little teary. The characters leapt from the pages, the kind that felt real and by the end of the book it was like I had been spending time with friends. There is something very engaging about this book it all just worked so well! All that’s left to say is that I would be more than happy to bring a bottle of sherry to The Thursday Murder Club, have a slice of cake and play detective. Probably rather badly and with plenty of guessing on my part but I’d try my best. This book was perfect for me. I loved it!