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Thursday Murder Club
Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
"A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom...SUCH FUN!"--Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleevesA female cop with her first big caseA brutal murderWelcome to...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. 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?
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mrsmarch
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I have to be realistic about how many books I can read in a month, so I chose my top 6….I already have the tagged book so I guess I should start there! Thank you @monalyisha for the hard work and passion you put in to curating #auldlangspine matches! Whiskey, laundry, food, books, murder mystery, and country music — it‘s like someone looked in to my soul 🤩

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squirrelbrain
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I read The Thursday Murder Club as a digital ARC, then bought the paperback for hubby, as he doesn‘t do digital books.

But, I was looking at my shelves earlier this week and thought I could do with a hardback copy to match the other two.

I popped into the local charity shop, purely to drop books off, you understand, when lo and behold, what did I spot?! Yes, you guessed it, an almost pristine hardback copy of The Thursday Murder Club for Q9.50!

LeahBergen It was meant to be! 👏 2d
jlhammar Great find! They do look so nice together. 2d
mrp27 Love it when that happens! 2d
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sarahbarnes A stroke of luck! 2d
Aimeesue Sweet! 2d
Ruthiella It was clearly meant to be! 2d
Megabooks Awesome!! 2d
marleed Oh good for you! I Love it when that happens. I preorder this series though. I‘m betting the fourth books comes out for Christmas‘23 and I‘m guessing a yellow or gold spine! 2d
BarbaraBB Gorgeous 😍😍 2d
batsy Score! 😍 2d
squirrelbrain @marleed - the two I already owned were pre-ordered signed copies - it was just the first one that I read as an ARC. I think you may be spot-on re the fourth book! 😁 1d
Cathythoughts Great set of books. I loved The Dutch House ♥️ 1d
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Zuhkeeyah
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A delightful murder mystery. I had so many warm fuzzy feelings reading this book. Yes, there is a murder to be solved, but the dry humor and the character interactions made me feel like I was part of a cozy British mystery show with all the sassy septuagenarians as the investigators. I hope my retirement community will be as cool as theirs.

CBee I LOVE this series so much! They keep getting better (if that‘s possible) 😊 2d
AmyG Agreed. These are just so fun. 2d
MicheleinPhilly YES! I adore this series and want to live with them NOW. 2d
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Zuhkeeyah @cbee @AmyG @MicheleinPhilly I‘m really happy to hear the rest of the series is just as wonderful. Already have a hold on the 2nd and 3rd books at my library. 2d
CBee @AmyG hi book twin 👯‍♀️ 😘 2d
AmyG Ha! @CBee 📖📖 2d
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nathandrake1997
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Dnf. I don't dnf books often. I have even read absolute drivel to completion. Sometimes, I wonder if I am a closeted masochist. But, even a masochist has a pain threshold and mine has probably reached its brink....(continued in comments)

nathandrake1997 ....Earlier today, I started Richard Osman's THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB. This is my first "warm and cosy/feel-good/lighthearted" read since attempting to read the literary disaster that was THE SPANISH LOVE DECEPTION (I couldn't make it past the tenth page) back in February. I understand that not all kinds of art need to be heavy and brooding. But, what can one say of art that is vapid?.... 2w
nathandrake1997 ....A lot of these "candy colour covered feel good" books disguise prose as bland as the blandest slice of red velvet cake in a "cosy and comforting" pill in an attempt to pull a fast one on the reader. It is also worth contemplating that the colour scheme of the cover of these books is eerily identical.... 2w
nathandrake1997 ....Coming back to THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB, the yawns began barely two pages in and after preventing my kindle to fall on my face multiple times, I decided I'd rather throw in the towel than deal with a thud on my face.... 2w
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nathandrake1997 ....The quality of the prose here feels like an uncomfortable recap of the kind of vanilla prose usually found in these books, also I used the word "vanilla" quite hesitantly because vanilla is a deliciously layered and complex flavour, something prose of this kind shares absolutely zero ties with.... 2w
nathandrake1997 ....Three espressos later, I still struggled to keep my eyes open and once I left the ring for good, I gulped down two more espressos to shake myself from the lethargy Osman's prose induced.... 2w
nathandrake1997 .....The last book of this kind that I read to completion was the abomination that was THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT back in November 2021. When I finished reading that travesty, I had decided that I was done with this sub-genre for good and bow my way out. But then, Penguin decided to gaslight me by sending multiple book bloggers a boxset of Richard Osman's work. That piqued my curiosity and surprise surprise, curiosity killed the cat!.... 2w
nathandrake1997 .....Described often as a "cozy fireplace mystery to be enjoyed with a cup of hot cocoa", I was luckily not reading this beside a fireplace, otherwise my Kindle probably would have been in flames. 2w
TrishB Did you like it though 😁 there‘s a place for all books, but not in your house for this one I guess! 2w
CarolynM Different strokes for different folks. Your sense of humour is obviously different from mine. 2w
Bklover This made me laugh! I‘ve bailed on this one three times. Thank goodness I‘m not alone. I keep thinking I need to read it because I paid for it and everyone else likes it! 2w
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AmyK1
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. I‘m a one at a time reader. It‘s rare for me to have more than one book going at once.
2. The tagged and the next 2 in the series are definitely favorites this year. I bailed on The Postmistress.

#wondrouswednesday

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SarahBookInterrupted
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Check out my book review of The Thursday Murder Club on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-thursday-murder-club

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keys_on_fire
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Bailedbailed

I can‘t put my finger on what it was that couldn‘t capture my attention. I read until page 180 because I just kept waiting for something interesting to happen, but realized I was putting off reading other things because I was fighting this one. Maybe I‘ll try again some other time…
#unpopularopinion

Susanita I couldn‘t get into this either, and I‘m not entirely sure why. 1mo
keys_on_fire It‘s always comforting to find someone with a similar opinion 😂 @Susanita 1mo
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Amandajoy
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About to have a very long day at a swim meet. Good thing I have a good book with me.

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Bluebird
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What a fun book! I love the premise: Four people living in a luxury retirement community in Kent, England form a club to look into unsolved murders (a founding member is a former cop and kept records). Then they have a murder in their own backyard….

Quirky, witty and a good murder mystery to boot. I‘m a happy camper. Will definitely read the next one.

Sadly, this was the only book I completed for Deweys and #outstandingoctober readathons.

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Eggbeater
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This was a delightful, classic British murder mystery with elderly sleuths at the helm. It would make the perfect PBS series. I appreciated the laughs, like the elderly take on Tinder and Grindr. I am not far behind them! I thought the characters were excellent and the plot twists were cleverly orchestrated.

5th book read for #OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 1mo
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LiseWorks
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Bluebird
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I think I‘m going to enjoy this one! I love these first lines!

CarolynM These books are a lot of fun. Enjoy! 2mo
Bluebird @CarolynM I‘m enjoying it so far…another series! 😳. My TBR mountain is never going to decrease. Remove one…add 3-4. Lol 1mo
CarolynM Yep, I know the feeling😆 1mo
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Blaire
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Sunday afternoon reading under the new blanket knit by my Baba. #cozytime

RayHallucinogen Doesn't he still host Pointless? 2mo
MaGoose Beautiful knit blanket 😍 💕 2mo
Blaire @RayHallucinogen I had to google Pointless, hadn‘t heard of it. Looks like there is maybe a new host now? 2mo
Blaire @MaGoose thank you! My baba said the wool is made from recycled plastic 2mo
RayHallucinogen @Blaire sure, I forgot it's a british show. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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A #mystery that I‘ve heard great things about!!

#OminousOctober

🖤📚🖤

Leftcoastzen Great characters in this book 2mo
Blaire I‘m about to start this one 2mo
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Eggs 🖤 🔪🩸❤️ 2mo
CarolynM It‘s a good one🙂 2mo
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fredthemoose
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Bailedbailed

Unpopular opinion, but this one just didn‘t hold my interest. The Man Who Died Twice became available from the library, so I downloaded this one to listen to it first. It wasn‘t necessarily bad, but I had a hard time keeping track of all of the characters on audio, and ultimately found myself not really caring, so I bailed…

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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I loved this book! The characters were just absolutely amazing, endearing, funny, and smart. The mystery kept me guessing until the end. Such a good book!

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LiseWorks
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#NSR221 @Nessavamusic This book was a delight. To watch these retired people interact with each other was delightful. I especially loved Joice the written of her diary. #LitsyLoveReads. Also this goes into the Cozy Mystery genre

Nessavamusic I‘ve heard so many good things about this one, added to my tbr. 2mo
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CaitlinR
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It is so great to read a book that‘s gotten a lot of buzz and find that it is thoroughly enjoyable. The dialogue is full of humor without being cloying. The central characters, living in an upscale retirement village, are older (as am I) but whip smart, with great back stories. They gather to discuss cold murder cases. Bit of a trope, but it works here. When someone kills the smarmy owner they investigate. Good twists, fun plot, great read.

CaitlinR Photo of the author from the guardian.com (edited) 3mo
DisneyFan Stacked based on this great review! 3mo
CaitlinR @DisneyFan Thanks, I hope you‘ll enjoy it as much as I did! 3mo
CarolynM I love Richard Osman and his books are good too💖 3mo
CaitlinR @CarolynM 💜💜 3mo
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Breanne1
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This is definitely a cozy murder mystery but I didn‘t miss the darkness or gore with all the amazing characters. Looking forward to visiting them again in book 2. Great twists as well, I didn‘t see some of them coming.

MrsK Moved it to the top of my📚, can‘t wait to dive in now! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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In a quiet retirement community, the Thursday Murder Club examines and solves cold cases. Everything changes when the body of a real estate developer drops.

This was fun, but a little weird. We change POV very often, and there end up being multiple mysteries that interconnect and then separate. The characters were all interesting, although I didn‘t like Elizabeth. This did give me Christie vibes, focusing on people rather than clues. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

ozma.of.oz CW 👇🏻 3mo
ozma.of.oz Chapter 88 reading of a suicide note, Chapter 103 memory of a suicide and discovery 3mo
Ruthiella My mom didn‘t like Elizabeth either! 3mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Time for yard work! #AudioWeeding

Mindelan Love your bulbasaur headphone charger! 3mo
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Roxy26
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A quintessentially British cozy murder mystery. Full of well developed and likeable characters. I did not find events confusing, as other reviewers have said - however I‘m a pretty slow reader, so I really digest what I‘m reading before moving on.

Lighthearted British humour throughout, also with some very poignant truths that had me nodding my head at the wisdom. I would definitely read the others in the series.

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reema
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Really charming and fun! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about this quartet of elderly sleuths.

MrsK I just moved it to the top of the stack. Can‘t wait to read! 3mo
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Amiable
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When you inadvertently color-coordinate your reading material with your volunteer job at the polls on primary Election Day. #Democracy #Vote

MicheleinPhilly Thank you for serving! ✊🏼 4mo
Aims42 Love it 😍 Thanks for volunteering!! 4mo
marleed Oh kudos to you! 4mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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ElizaMarie
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@Chrissyreadit I loved this book and decided to use one of the other credits for the next book.

I just love Elizabeth‘s tenacity! She is my fav!!! Well it‘s actually hard to have a fav with all the members of the group.

#DogsOfLitsy

Chrissyreadit Yay!!!!😘😘😘 4mo
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Amiable
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Easy like Sunday morning. 🌞🌻🫖☕️📚

Ruthiella Nice! 😉 4mo
Amiable @Ruthiella Attempted to get some fresh air before the heat and humidity drove me back inside onto the couch! It didn‘t last long. 😖 4mo
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ElizaMarie
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@ChrissyReadIt has been so kind and thoughtful and gifted some audiobooks. I never used Libro.fm before, but I love that it ties to your local bookstore.

Anyway, I am enjoying this one. This little band of “murder club“ members are so cute! I am looking forward to getting the next one too!

Chrissyreadit 😘😘😘😘 4mo
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LaurenMicheleOnline
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A Slow But Steady Cozy Mystery

Rating: 4 Stars

Full Review & Content Breakdown: https://laurenmichelelifestyle.com/2022/05/02/the-thursday-murder-club-by-richar...

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I‘ve heard so many good reviews about this book. When I saw both of these being sold together, I decided to check them out for myself. I didn‘t notice until I set the books down to take this picture, that there‘s a third book to be released right around my birthday! 😍

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Michael_Gee
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I am not usually a series guy but as soon as I finished this on I borrowed the second. This book is funny and tender as well as a very involved murder mystery set in a posh English retirement community. I looked forward to talking about it with my retirement community book club & though we filled up an hour I could‘ve gone on for another digging into Osman‘s depiction of elders & dementia as a unique plot device (as well as salmon-stealing ploy).

KathyWheeler I love this series. As an older person, it‘s nice to see people even older depicted as vital and fun. A third book is being released in September! 4mo
Michael_Gee @KathyWheeler Wonderful! I love that. I‘m almost finished with the second one, so I will be ready for the third! 4mo
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Smarkies
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This is my wheelhouse. A cosy murder with some depth in terms of characters. This had twists and spins and also had a warmth from the characters. One quibble - It did have a little bit too many characters in it and (especially towards the end) I had to try and recollect who someone was.
Read for #bookspin

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Andrew65
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Interesting news for those fans of Richard Osman and The Thursday Murder Club Series.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62238308

marleed Oh, well then, I‘ll just be auto-purchase on two different Ormandy series. Cool! 4mo
Dragon Sounds so good - can‘t wait to read them all! 💚🐉 4mo
Julsmarshall Oooh! 4mo
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Aims42 Thanks for posting this! I‘m so excited for more books from him 🤩🥳🥰 4mo
CarolynM I love his books and look forward to reading more, but I‘m sorry he‘s leaving Pointless. The chemistry between him and Xander is a big part of its charm. 4mo
Andrew65 @CarolynM He‘ll definitely be saving miss from that. 4mo
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Crewgurl
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This was a fun read. It was a bit dry, but I enjoyed the story. May or may not continue with the series. I was in a major reading slump, but breaking out of it in this vacation! 4 books done this week. Will post more reviews later.

Aims42 I thought the second book in this series was better than the first one, it sealed the deal for me to continue with this gang lol I‘m glad you‘re getting out of your reading slump!! That‘s a great feeling!! 😎🤩🥳 5mo
Crewgurl @aims42 thank you! I will check it out then 😊 it is!!! Reading slumps are so discouraging. I was 200+ pages into 6 books and could not get it together lol. Not that I finished any of those, but gotta start somewhere! 5mo
Aims42 @Crewgurl when you just keep starting books and they don‘t stick, ughhh that‘s the worst feeling!! 😖 Yep, gotta keep at it and something will eventually flip the switch again 🙌 5mo
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JessVanW
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Really enjoyed this book, quite a quick read. The chapters are relatively short which kept me sucked in!
Witty, dry humour throughout.
I‘m looking forward to reading the next book in this series.

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Jas16
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Could this book have been any more charming? Likely not. A quartet of residents of a retirement community who like to get together and attempt to solve cold murder cases find themselves with a current murder to solve. Everyone around them may underestimate them and think they are too old but this group has the skills and experience to get the job done. Such a fun read and the sequel advances to the top of my TBR.

KathyWheeler Both books are great. I can‘t wait for the new one. (edited) 5mo
Jas16 @KathyWheeler so excited to hear that the sequel is just as good! 5mo
AmyG Do you have the sequel? I just finished and it‘s even better. I‘d be happy to send it to you. 5mo
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Jas16 @AmyG that is so kind of you. I don‘t have it yet and would be thrilled if you want to part with it. 5mo
CoffeeNBooks The second book is even better than this one! 5mo
AmyG Email me your address and I would be so happy to pass it on! Gratefulmom58 gmail 5mo
Magpiegem I loved this one so much 5mo
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Thndrstd
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A delightful, witty, very British mystery about a group in a retirement village who gather weekly to solve cold cases finding itself mixed into a local recent murder. The cast of characters is very entertaining and the mystery is full of good twists and turns. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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Readerann
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This was a fun one on audio - although I did have to check my Kindle copy a few times to remember who certain characters were.

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lauraisntwilder
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This struck a good balance of being light, but not too light, like if Fredrik Backman wrote a mystery. I've been reading the Flavia da Luce books, about an 11-year-old British sleuth, so it was fun switching to this story about amateur British sleuths in their 70's.

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My afternoon... 🌞 📖 🌴

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Mogoeg
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This was a delight, but also bittersweet, as I know my mom, a great mystery fan (& who reminds me of the lovely Joyce), would've loved it. Before she passed away last month, she, like the club members of the title, turned her considerable charm & intelligence to keeping track of everything & everyone in the assisted living home where she lived after my father died. Like her, this is also charming & intelligent & the start of a great new series.

LiteraryinLawrence It‘s hard when a book hits home like that. Sending hugs. 💗💗 6mo
mabell A lovely tribute to your Mom 💕 6mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 6mo
julieclair Your mom sounds like a very special lady. 💝 6mo
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Braai_Ranger
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Just finished reading this book and have to say, though it was quite slow for me at the start, it was a lovely read in the end. The characters were really sweet and it makes me wish that I too will have such a cool set of friends when I‘m in my seventies.

Apart from Joyce, I picture Bogdan to be this teddy bear that you can‘t resist giving a big hug to.

All in all, enjoyed reading the great wits of the characters and their subtle humour.

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JackOBotts
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book left me with a smile. Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Ron, & Joyce are a delightful crime-solving crew. #doublespin for May

Pogue I loved this book. 7mo
JackOBotts @Pogue I look forward to reading the others…💜💜 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
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JackOBotts
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Up next…my Book Club/Double Spin selection. 🤗

Julsmarshall I loved this soooo much! 7mo
JackOBotts @Julsmarshall I‘ve heard such good things…I‘m looking forward to diving in! I‘m so clad my Book Club went for my rec, too! 🤗 7mo
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elisebarker
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This was a really cute book. I love the concept of making new friends when you‘re in your 80s. It was a quick read!

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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What‘s not to love about a charismatic group of septuagenarians investigating a murder? Told with tenderness and humor, this story shows the vitality and complexity of its retirement community and pulls off an engaging mystery. I‘m looking forward to reading more from this fun series! 🎧

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Rachiiebookdragon
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I enjoyed this one - listened vu audiobook but I am going to re-read physically I think as I think it will be better for me.

3.75/5

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