The Thursday Murder Club is a bloody brilliant start to a Cozy Mystery series. I’m in, hook, line and sinker.
This one features an interesting mystery, fantastic characters and the audibook narration was perfection.
I feel like one of the last remaining people on Earth to have read this delightful Mystery, but I’m so happy to be joining the party, late or not.
I really wanted to listen to the audio, because I had heard great things about the narration by Marian Keyes and Lesley Manville. They weren’t wrong. It was well worth the over year wait for my library hold to come through.
If you aren’t aware, this book follows a charming group of septuagenarians, mainly Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, who live in a retirement village known as Cooper’s Chase.
This fearsome-foursome meet up once a week to discuss and dig into cold cases. They also have a local DS they befriend and consult regarding their cases of interest.
In this book specifically, a property developer involved in the creation of Cooper’s Chase is found murdered. A case of utmost interest to our friends.
The mystery was cleverly-plotted. I enjoyed the many people of interest we came across along the way. There’s a lot of drama going on surrounding this little community.
The members of the Murder Club all got on so well. I loved their moments together and witty dialogue. The narration had me giggling many times, picturing everything perfectly.
There were some great suspects and lots of motives for potentially killing our victim. Not much got past the Murder Club though. They were on it.
In addition to the great mystery, there was also some thoughtful and emotional moments reflecting on aging and issues that may arise later in life.
In fact, there was one scene that had me in tears. It took me by surprise how much I was moved by many of these characters personal journeys.
I’m really looking forward to continuing on with this series. I’ve heard it just keeps getting better and better.
I’m already attached to these characters and am so excited to join in the investigations and solve some more cases!