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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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bthegood
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Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron - from tagged series. I know it's 4 but.....

Thanks for the tags @TheSpineView and @dabbe !
#TLT #ThreeListThursday

Make a great day everyone 🕵️

TheSpineView You're welcome! 2w
dabbe These are on my TBR; I have to get to them! Thanks for playing! ❤️💜🩷 2w
bthegood @dabbe omg do - they are fun!! 2w
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kaysworld1
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Currently reading The Thursday Club
My current hosts gifted me a book has anyone read it?

#solotravel
#Read
#reading
#murdermystery

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book, and the entire Thursday Murder Club series! 2mo
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CSeydel
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Agatha Christie meets Carl Hiaasen in this fun little mystery which manages to be extremely British and extremely cozy while also populated by a zany cast, including crooked developers, mysterious priests, ex-prize fighters, and drug dealers gone straight (unless…?) I avoided this for a long time, but the mystery felt well plotted and the interactions among the various characters tapped into honest emotion that exceeded my expectations. Very fun.

BarbaraBB Great photo 🥰 2mo
Smarkies This also took me by surprise. I am now reading the rest of the series. 2mo
Ruthiella These books just get better and better. 2mo
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Gleefulreader
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I wasn‘t sure about this book when I first started it, and set it aside for some time. When I resumed it I was clearly in the right space and time and ended up really loving this unlikely band of friends. I think what I most liked is that it sees seniors as having full and imperfect lives, still having the same hopes and dreams as those much younger. I will definitely be reading the follow up as I want to rejoin these characters.

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mackelie
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It‘s not my usual read but it was our book club pick and I liked it a lot! Yes, it takes some time to get into it and everything seems ridiculous but somehow it all works out well! Once I read over half the book, it was smooth sailing from there on.

It‘s about Coopers Chase residents in their 80s solving murders in their club. There are more twists than you would expect and I think the relationships are even more interesting than the murders.

Cheryl_Russell_BookNotes This series is one of my favorites. 2mo
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Nessavamusic
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A solid start to a mystery series about a group of crime solving retirees. The characters are so much fun, though the mystery was a bit all over the place, I have heard the series gets way better, so I look forward to continuing in 2024. 4⭐️
#WinterGames Team #SnowAngels
@emilymdxn @kwmg40 @texreader @5feet.of.fury @sblbooks @msradiosilence @cogsofencouragement

Texreader Yes!! 2mo
Emilymdxn It‘s a great time of year for cosy mysteries. (edited) 2mo
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JenReadsAlot
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I think I'm in the minority with this one as I just didn't enjoy it that much. My #bookspin for the month @TheAromaofBooks #teamcryptkeepers @LiseWorks #spookoween @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Well done! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 5mo
RaeLovesToRead UNPOPULAR OPINION!!!!! 🤣🤣 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5mo
JenReadsAlot @RaeLovesToRead please don't hate me! Lol 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Try the second one in the series... I am surprised by how popular these have been in the US, because they are full of British cultural references 🤣 5mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Traci1 That is such a terrific series! 5mo
LiseWorks This was good, i have to read the next one 5mo
readingjedi Great book, excellent mug! 🎃 5mo
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CarolynM
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Hi Barbara! Congratulations on such fabulous milestones! Thanks for the giveaway, & thanks for all the effort you put in to making Litsy the fun, engaging & welcoming community it is.

I haven‘t thought about what‘s coming out next year but I guess there will be a new Thursday Murder Club adventure & since I‘m only up for light reading right now I‘m going for that.

@thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Freespirit want to enter?

#BBGiveAway

squirrelbrain No more Thursday Murder Club for a while I‘m afraid ( but The Last Devil To Die is soooo good!). He‘s started on a new series about a father and daughter-in-law duo - still investigating crimes I think. (It‘s not the end of the Club though - there will be more. 😮‍💨) 5mo
CarolynM @squirrelbrain Thanks for that, Helen. The new series has just become my most anticipated read 🙂 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh gosh, I haven‘t given much thought to what‘s coming out next year either. Time to hit up goodreads for a most anticipated in 2024 list 🤣 5mo
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BarbaraBB That new series sounds good too! Are you still do busy with and worrying about your parents Carolyn? I feel you 🩵 5mo
CarolynM @BarbaraBB I‘ve got a bit more time to myself, but still a lot of worry. It‘s an emotional roller coaster ❤️💙 Hope you and your family are all well😘 (edited) 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm I look forward to the next Thursday Club instalment too 🙂 5mo
BarbaraBB I know what you mean, I‘ve got the same worries since my father died last year. Fortunately my mother lives not as far away as yours parents. 5mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Now that I'm home from vacation it's time for #bookspinbingo and #scarathlon @TheAromaofBooks @LiseWorks

LiseWorks Good choices 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Enjoy!! 5mo
KLyn1 You'll have to let me know about the "Goid Girl's Guide"... I bought the series for Rylee... 5mo
JenReadsAlot @KLyn1 Will do! 5mo
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Bklover
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Great choices for #bookspin! Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ❤️❤️❤️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 5mo
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JMPemberton
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This little paragraph poetically describes the different stages of life! As someone rushed off my feet with young kids, I totally relate, and sometimes look forward to the winter of my life when things get quieter 🙊

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JMPemberton
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This book is so cosy. I‘ve always been a fan of the old cosy mystery novels (think Miss Marple, Poirot, Inspector Montalbano, Sherlock Holmes) and it‘s high time to bring new authors into this micro-genre. Osman does a fabulous job of introducing all the characters, it‘s really easy to keep up with them all and the plot moves along a steady pace. It‘s not highly realistic or gritty, or graphic…and that‘s what I love about it.

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Suelizbeth
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I am so glad that this is the first in a series, as I really want to know what the characters in this novel are up to next. I have fallen in love with all of them, but they are not grandparently types, in the least. There is intelligence, snark, manipulation, stubbornness, blackmail, secrets, intrigue, and, of course, murder. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ImperfectCJ
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This was a fun, strangely comforting crime novel. Great characters! Definitely want to read the next one. I also enjoyed the author interview at the end of the novel. The interviewer (author Marian Keyes) was a little overly effusive with her praise, but the interview reminded me how little I know about class differences in the UK, which suggests that while I enjoy British fiction, as a United Statesian I am likely missing a lot of nuance.

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ClairesReads
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I‘d avoided this because big hype always makes me nervous. But prompted by a friend I finally picked this up, and I have no regrets. It‘s wholesome, charming, and cozy. If these are the vibes you‘re looking for this is sure to delight.

squirrelbrain They get better with each book too! 6mo
batsy @squirrelbrain Glad to hear that! I too enjoyed this and have been meaning to get to the others. 6mo
ClairesReads @batsy @squirrelbrain that‘s great news- I think I‘ll line the second one up soon! 6mo
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staci.reads
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This book was so much fun! It's one of the rare ones that made me chuckle out loud. I loved the characters, especially Elizabeth and Ibrahim, and will definitely continue the series so I can revisit them and their world.

LeslieO And they just keep getting better! 7mo
Aims42 I agree 100% with @LeslieO 🙌 Such a fun series! 7mo
staci.reads @LeslieO @Aims42 Ahh! That makes me so happy to hear! I'm always thrilled to stumble into a good series! 7mo
behudd Love every book in this series! All so good! 7mo
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BennettBookworm
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2023 Quidditch Cup Reading Challenge! My next 7 prompts are complete!

🧹Starfish Stick: Related to the sea- remarkably bright creatures
🧹Wronski Feint: Misdirection- TMC
🧹Bludger: Knock your socks off (or off your broom!) - TMC 2
🧹Keeper: Character you fall in love with- TMC 3
🧹Firebolt: Contains a gift - matchmaker‘s gift
🧹Chaser: A hard to catch book - Cloisters
🧹Pride of Portree: Related to the LGBTQIA+ Community - charm offensive

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Yahui07
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Quick read. Like the sense of humor. Over all, I like and enjoy this although not love it.

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Federoca
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Easy summer read

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mrp27
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Finally! A title from my adult picks for #serieslove2023 Read this for book club and I was a little disappointed after hearing all the love for this book. There are a lot of characters to keep track of and I think I would have liked more senior home moments. Overall it was a decent murder mystery and I will try book 2.

TheSpineView Awesome!📖📘📚 8mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I think the series gets better. 8mo
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janeycanuck
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Well, wasn‘t this delightful? The characters were all a delight (except the ones who ended up dead) and the plot was a delight and the writing was a delight. An all around delight!

Book 1 for #14books14weeks2023

TheKidUpstairs This series is one of my happy places :) 9mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy What a delightful review 😁👍 9mo
janeycanuck @TheKidUpstairs @TheHeartlandBookFairy I love a heart-warming murder mystery 😄 9mo
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Twainy
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🎧 Felt like a cross between Murder She Wrote, NCIS (Tony senior‘s murder club), with plenty of British humor.

You‘ve got retired amateur detectives solving a couple murders close to home. A union boss, a psychiatrist, a detective, a crime solver & a nurse who narrates the story via journal entries. All bring something to the table.

Loved the actual detectives protective of the group as they bumbled into multiple red herrings.

Fun

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/4

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julieclair
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Now I know why everyone loves this book. An absolute delight! Humorous, and plenty of surprises to keep me guessing. Totally lovable characters. I love how this book affirms the many ways senior citizens, with their wit, wisdom, and years of experience, can be vital members of society. Looking forward to reading more of this series!
#SeriesLove2023
#BigFabBeatlesChallenge (When I‘m 64)

CSeydel Good one! 9mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 9mo
Ruthiella I think the second book is even better! 9mo
Andrew65 An excellent series that only gets better. 👏👏👏 9mo
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DebinHawaii
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Turns out my Director & my Corporate Trainer at my new job are fairly big readers which is always nice. One of them recommended this start of a mystery series which I had seen but didn‘t know much about & my library hold came in so I snuck it in this month. Delightful! Fun & intriguing characters at a retirement community in the U.K. have a club to solve murders & work with the (somewhat reluctant) local police. Lots of good twists & turns that ⬇️

DebinHawaii … kept me guessing. The witty banter had me giggling & the heart of these characters even made me tear up a time or two. Definitely recommend! I want more, so I put a hold on book 2 & I am adding this series to my #SeriesLove2023 list. ❤️ (edited) 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence This is a fun series! Congrats on having readingful coworkers! 9mo
paper.reveries Glad you were convinced to check it out, because it's a fantastic series! 9mo
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squirrelbrain This series gets better with each book. 9mo
LeahBergen I have the second one lined up to read soon. 👍 9mo
rockpools Isn‘t it fun having reading colleagues? And I agree with @squirrelbrain - the series gets better each book! 9mo
Andrew65 As others have said it is a great series, and I think the books only get better. 9mo
TheSpineView Sounds gpod! I love books with humor. Well done 9mo
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BennettBookworm
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SOOOO good!! Wow, this one really had my heart pumping at the end there. So many brilliant twists and turns that had me guessing all the way through. And the MOST lovable characters you‘ll ever meet!

Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed this as well! I was feeling smug at one point because I was confident I‘d figured it out only to be proved completely wrong 😂 9mo
Karisimo The series gets even better with each book! 9mo
dabbe Lovable characters and a murder? #stacked 🤣🤩🤗 9mo
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BennettBookworm @Lucy_Anywhere same here! @dabbe I hope you love it! And @Karisimo I‘m so pumped to start book 2! 9mo
dabbe @BennettBookworm With your excellent review, what could go wrong? 🤗 9mo
paper.reveries Absolutely adored this one, too! I got the sequel but haven't touched it yet. Maybe this is my reminder to get to it!! 9mo
BennettBookworm @paper.reveries I‘m halfway through the sequel and loving it! Highly recommend! 9mo
paper.reveries @BennettBookworm So happy to hear!! 9mo
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MariaW
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I‘m currently into typical British crime mysteries because they are easy too read and do not ask for too much thinking. This one was a good start for me to come back to reading. For me, it started off slowly and I was actually asking myself whether to go on or not, but it picked up pace and I really enjoy it. I liked the idea of a retirement home being placed onto the estate of a former convent - including the chapel and the graveyard. 😳

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MariaW
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Nice way to start a murder mystery. 💪💪💪

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Lucy_Anywhere
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A fun, light-hearted and clever murder mystery - a perfect read for a busy week!

MariaW Was reading it last week as well. 😊 10mo
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#TemptingTitles
Day 22. With a Weekday
#WithAWeekday

Eggs Perfect ❤️🤍🖤 10mo
johncadams Good choice. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Popular book!! 10mo
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JenReadsAlot
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Popular book!! 10mo
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mabell
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Gisela, what a sweet and thoughtful package! Your gifts for Sophie were so cute! Such a pretty outfit, and she‘ll love being wrapped in the cozy robe after bath time! The envelope you made was so pretty, and I loved how you personalized it! I‘m saving it for her baby book! The fuzzy socks and mug set are perfect gifts for mama, as are the great bookmarks! I am so excited for all the books!! ⬇️

mabell I have wanted to join all the cool kids who read and loved the Thursday Murder Club, and I have always been curious to read one of the Charlie Chan books. I can‘t believe you found it! Thank you so much for everything, I love it all! 10mo
Gissy I‘m glad you liked it. Books were intended to be your birthday gift😳😱but then I had some situations with some books. Maybe because BookDepository was facing problems already? Who knows! What it is important is that the gifts arrived, a combination of birthday and celebration of Sophie arrival 💖 I need to send some cookies to say congratulations to the papa, Chris, congratulations to him too😄I‘m so happy for both of you. A big hug my friend❤️🥰 10mo
mabell @Gissy It‘s perfect! Celebrates her birthday and mine! ❤️🎂🥳 Chris says thank you for the congratulations! He is a proud papa 😄 Thank you so much for everything 🥰🥰 (edited) 10mo
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TEArificbooks
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I can see what the hype is about. If you like Only Murders in the Building, you will like this book. It was a bit busy at the end, with so many characters and so many murders being solved. But I liked many of the characters and the concept of four retirees solving crimes.

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Andrew65
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Sharing this tweet from today for any Thursday Murder Club fans out there.

bookandbedandtea Exciting news! 11mo
AmyG I can‘t wait. 🤞🏻that it will be good. (edited) 11mo
Aims42 Ooooooo!! 🥳🤩🙌 11mo
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TEArificbooks My current read 11mo
KathyWheeler Can‘t wait! 11mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Love this series! 11mo
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Lauranahe
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This was a pleasant read. I enjoyed the idea of retirees solving crimes, and it was a fun murder mystery. The ending though…it felt rushed and complicated.

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Robotswithpersonality
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A very good time, tempered by the refusal to shy away from acknowledging the presence of loss and death in every day lives, that happens especially as people age, or choose a criminal life. These crafty, chatty elders are a blast and I'm so glad this is a series.
Could have done without the junior detective pushing her senior partner on superficial matters, i.e. shirt choice, and less superficial matters, i.e. food intake.
⚠️ Suicide, fatphobia

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GidgetsTreasures75
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3-20-23: My 30th book of 2023! Four friends, living in a retirement community, like to look at old cold case files and try to solve them. Then a local developer winds up dead and The Thursday Murder Club finally has their first live case. The four friends are great characters-Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrihim, and the twists come at you at full speed. There is much to solve and with their help the police don‘t have to work as hard.

GidgetsTreasures75 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣3️⃣0️⃣ 11mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Best. Name. Ever.
Oh, the frustration of wanting to visit a fictional place!

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Robotswithpersonality
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Asking the important questions! 🫛☺️

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BarbaraJean
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This was delightful, with thoroughly likable characters and a nice little mystery to unravel. I did feel like there was maybe one too many false trails, though, and I have some issues with the ending (there‘s an overuse of one of my murder mystery pet peeves). Other than those minor quibbles, I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next installments in the series! #SeriesLove2023

Another great #AuldLangSpine pick from @Karisimo 😊

Ruthiella What‘s your murder pet peeve? Put it under a spoiler. Enquiring minds want to know! 😃 12mo
BarbaraJean @Ruthiella 😂😂 I get really annoyed with suicide as a solution—the whole “Give the murderer advance notice and then leave them alone for a bit so they can commit suicide before the police arrest them” bit. I feel like it‘s lazy and avoidant—the author either doesn‘t want to or can‘t figure out how to adequately sort out consequences for the murderer. And there were THREE variations on that solution here! 🙄 12mo
Ruthiella Ah yes! That is a fairly common occurrence in mysteries, isn‘t it! And it can be disappointing, particularly when the reader wants to see the bad guy get their comeuppance. (edited) 12mo
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rockpools I absolutely agree with you, about the book AND the ending. 12mo
BarbaraJean @Ruthiella Yes, that‘s often the case! It robs the reader of closure in that way. I also often see mystery writers use the suicide solution to deal with more nuanced, sympathetic characters, and that was the case here. I‘m pretty sure this author used it because it would have been more troubling to see these characters prosecuted. But suicide didn‘t adequately deal with the complexities of the situation, either. 12mo
TheSpineView Great job! 12mo
Andrew65 An excellent series 👏👏👏 12mo
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Curvybookgirl
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I know this book has mixed opinions and takes a bit of getting into but I absolutely loved it. I‘m going straight on to book 2

Blaire I liked it too and thought book 2 was even better bc characters were all established 12mo
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Dragon
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I was so lucky to finally have my hold for this audiobook finally come in. I loved the hardcover but I adore the audiobook- it‘s fun to go back to the beginning. I spent a whole day just listening and smiling- my strongest recommendations for this one. There‘s an interview with the author at the end. 👍👍💚🐉

Tea_and_Starstuff I've heard good things! Glad to know the audiobook is a good way to go. 12mo
Dragon Thanks @Tea_and_Starstuff -it‘s a great English cozy 💚🐉 12mo
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wideeyedreader
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Another stellar book club pick! Probably going to read the other two soon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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AmyK1
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This is a re-read for book club and it‘s just as much fun the 2nd time as the 1st.

BookNotes I love this series! ❤️ 13mo
AmyK1 @CherylRussell so do I! 13mo
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ShaunaS
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It is so fun and cozy!

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SimoneFroelich
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I just love this book!
It‘s been a while since a book has made me feel this entertained but I just really enjoyed reading it. It was fun and at the same time it made sure that I kept thinking I knew who did it just moments before realizing I was wrong once again 😅
5/5📚

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wen4blu
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Off to a good start for #firstlinefriday

@ShyBookOwl

CoverToCoverGirl Lol, it reminds me of Crazy Joe from 13mo
mamareading Oh my gosh, that‘s a magnificent start!! 13mo
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Ellen_C
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Fun and clever murder mystery set in a retirement community and featuring four septuagenarians who may be slowing down physically but whose mental acuity (and connections) are unparalleled. https://cannonballread.com/2023/01/the-thursday-murder-club-elcicco/