Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Review: The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The characters in The Thursday Murder Club are so real to me that whenever I took a break from reading I wondered what they were doing when I wasn't looking. Unfortunately, they are all as elderly as I am, so I expect that sooner or later that at least one of them will pass on. But they are vigorous now and we celebrate that.

There were an unfortunate number of murders and suicides in the book. Not even Midsomer County can boast as many! But by the end of the book, they were all resolved. Osman supplied so many details that I actually kept careful track of them in my Kindle. And like a Russian novel, I also had to keep close track of the characters. There are many and at least twice I searched the text to remember where the character first popped up. I tried to use the clues to solve one murder myself, but I was wrong. It sure was fun trying, though!

The setting is the present, in the UK, in a modern independent-living retirement community. It seemed so pleasant that I may have considered leaving my woods and fields for a community as nice here, in Vermont. The victims of the homicides fortunately did not reside in this community. But the suicides did. That gives one pause.

This is the first in the Thursday Murder Club series. I have tried my best to stay away from series but it has been a fruitless battle. This is a high quality series. At this time, there are two others in the series and a fourth coming in September. May Osman write many more! You must read this book.

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  1. Great review, I enjoyed this book and the characters. Take care, have a happy day!


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