In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late?
This book was really unusual for a mystery. It had some great comedic elements to it which I actually really loved. I really liked the whole gang in the Thursday Murder Club. They were all really likeable and their antics really made me laugh. I’ve seen some people say that this book reminded them of Agatha Christie but I have to disagree. This book was way longer than a Christie and the mystery didn’t focus on the suspects as much as she did. I did find there was a bit of waffle in this one, some stuff felt unnecessary. When it got to the conclusion I was kind of confused about why some stuff had been included as it felt disconnected to the actual outcome. I enjoyed the story and the characters but I did feel it was a bit drawn out. I’d definitely recommend it though just for the characters in the retirement home!