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Thursday 18 November 2021

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman


I'm a great fan of Richard Osman: he has a quiet, gentle, intelligent humour, and I always find him interesting, entertaining and a delight to listen to and watch. So I needed no encouragement whatsoever to read his novel.

On the whole, it's very enjoyable. It's a bit Midsomer-Murders-ish; there are a few murders, a good detective, his faithful sidekick, residents with secrets and some smiley moments. All jolly good fun.

Here we have four septuagenarians in a retirement village trying to outwit the police in solving a murder…or two…or more. There are lots of secrets…and it's not just the victims who have them.

It's well written, though the present tense narrative, of which I'm very definitely not a fan (in truth, I really hate it!), just doesn't work here. It was a little messy. It all got a bit confusing, too: many plot twists and turns, a plethora of characters made it a bit hard to keep up, and it was rather misty and woolly towards the end.

That said, it's a delightful, witty and entertaining read, and I can't wait to catch up with these very likable senior citizens again.


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