It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal.
Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club is concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Then, a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill . . . or be killed.
As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The crime-cracking residents of Cooper’s Chase retirement village are back—and third time around, the stakes are even higher for Richard Osman’s ageing amateur detectives. A drug baron is plotting deadly vengeance. A powerful gangster wants his diamonds back and is prepared to kill to get them. Our unlikely sleuths are soon caught up in a tangled web of spies, smugglers, blackmailers and money launderers. Somehow in the midst of all this intrigue, they’re also investigating the unsolved murder of a local reporter—except their prime suspects keep dying in dodgy circumstances. The body count climbs. Plot twists keep coming. Supporting characters from the first two books return, fleshing out Osman’s richly realised fictional world. New arrivals include an Alan Partridge-alike TV presenter, a rock ’n’ roll make-up artist and scene-stealer Joyce’s new dog. Osman is an astute chronicler of loss, loneliness and the idiosyncrasies of the elderly—but combines such home-spun wisdom with modern touches. Cryptocurrency and Instagram provide crucial plot points. There are sweet romantic subplots but this is ultimately a paean to the power of friendship. Wryly funny, ingeniously plotted, and another silver-haired hit.
Another gripping Thursday Murder Club mystery
The old aged (experienced) Thursday Murder Club set out to solve another murder mystery, this time starting with a dead (or is she?) local to news reader and the mystery she was involved in before her death or disappearance. Former KGB agents, Nordic money launderers, mystery new arrivals to the community, local to personalities, the Chief Constable and dodgy gangsters crop up regularly adding to the bewildering array of clues and confusion.
Our heroes plod on determinedly, but always get their man. Or maybe woman.
Hugely enjoyable and an enthralling read.
Yep you did it again!!
I’ve been hooked since the first book and is it possible that they just keep getting better and better. Richard you are a genius!! Thank you for taking me on an adventure without having to leave my cat!