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The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp
The Sunset Years of Agnes Sharp | Leonie Swann
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A quirky group of seniors attempts to solve one murder while covering up anotherwith the help of an enterprising tortoisein this twisty, darkly funny mystery from the author of Three Bags Full. It has been an eventful morning for Agnes Sharp and the other inhabitants of Sunset Hall, a house share for the old and unruly in the sleepy English countryside. Although they have had some issues (misplaced reading glasses, conflicting culinary tastes, decreasing mobility, and gluttonous grandsons), nothing prepares them for an unexpected visit from a police officer with some shocking news. A body has been discovered next door. Everyone puts on a long face for show, but they are secretly relieved the body in question is not the one theyre currently hiding in the shed (sorry, Lillith). It seems the answer to their little problem with Lillith may have fallen right into their laps. All they have to do is find out who murdered their neighbor, so they can pin Lilliths death on them, thus killing two (old) birds with one stone (cold killer). With their plan sorted, Agnes and her geriatric gang spring into action. After all, everybody likes a good mystery. Besides, the more suspicion they can cast about, surely the less will land on them. To investigate, they will step out of their comfort zone, into the not-so-idyllic village of Duck End and tangle with sinister bakers, broken stairlifts, inept criminals, the local authorities, and their own dark secrets.
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RamsFan1963
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48/150 I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, but Agnes and her elderly cohorts in crime detection quickly grew on me. The mystery is well done, plenty of misdirection and red herrings to keep the reader guessing until the end. I didn't guess who the killer was, even though it seemed obviously with the reveal. The story drags a little in the middle, but the rousing conclusion makes up for it. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

DieAReader 🥳Awesome! (edited) 2mo
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quietjenn
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I am maybe reading this at the moment? Finding it a wee bit confusing in the initial pages, but that could just be my current head space. I really loved Three Bags Full, though and probably found it a little confusing at first as well.

youneverarrived I love the cover. 3mo
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mesquite
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I‘ve been on a “cozy British mystery” binge of late before really diving into my TBR. Some pretty decent stuff I‘ve come across from some indie publishing companies and authors. Some of the books got cut off in the crop by Litsy.

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CaitlinR
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Agnes Sharp converted her home, Sunset Hall to a shared living situation for pensioners and they‘ve become a family of sorts. None of them came through life unscathed, and they have secrets from their past. And none more than Agatha who is investigating the deaths of people she once knew. Although I‘ve enjoyed the Thursday Murder Club books, this story is darker, and more complex. I loved it; and Hettie, the tortoise is a fantastic character!

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Cinfhen
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Publishing #ThisTuesday A quirky murder mystery involving a group of senior citizens who live together in an old family mansion as an alternative to being placed in a senior care residence. The characters were delightful and the audio was FANTASTIC however I found myself losing interest too much of the time and I couldn‘t help comparing this book to the Osman series, which I believe is better done. #ARC #NetGalley

Captivatedbybooks Hey love!!! Thought about you today! 11mo
Cinfhen Jennnnny!!!!!! Hi!!! What‘s going on??? How‘s Philly??? Hope you‘re doing well @Captivatedbybooks you still keeping a BuJo 11mo
Captivatedbybooks I am good. Missed this community now that im getting back to reading again. Philly is Philly 🥴 lol. Yes, i still am bujo‘in. How are you and the family??! Have you been to the states this year? 11mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re back to reading @Captivatedbybooks 🤓I haven‘t been back to Philly in over a year! My parents are mostly in Florida now so we‘ve all been flying down to Miami to visit. Come back to Litsy!! 11mo
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Preciouz29
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This was a fun and quirky read. Having not read the german version, I thought the translation for this was pretty good. I enjoyed the old folks living together as “hippies“ and solving mysteries. I also enjoyed the slow reveal of other mysteries that we started the book off with. The murderer wasn't too hard to guess, nor the twist, but it was a fun ride getting to the end.

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Matilda
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This sounds fun “a quirky group of seniors attempt to solve one murder while covering up another in a twist, darkly funny mystery.”

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