Oh, this is a fun read! I’m late to this book (it was published in 2020) and there’s now a sequel and a third on the way, but a little anticipation added to my keenness.
In an English retirement village, four residents meet weekly to discuss unsolved crimes. They call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. They may be pushing eighty years of age but they are curious, smart and persistent. Oh, and they enjoy snooping.
When the village owner/local land developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to his body, the Thursday Murder Club members suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can they catch the killer?
I’ve always enjoyed talking to older people because they have so many interesting stories to tell. (Everyone has stories to tell but older people have been around longer, so it makes sense they have accumulated more.) Richard Osman has captured this perfectly, I think, with characters that are so plausible.
Some of the characters’ actions and comments are laugh-out-loud funny, as are some of the author’s astute observations of retirement homes and human nature. I’m looking forward to reading the next in the series – The Man Who Died Twice. May there be many more!
You can read more about The Thursday Murder Club on Goodreads.