The Last Devil To Die (The Thursday Murder Club 4) by Richard Osman – Our Review
If it is possible to describe a book as seriously funny then The Last Devil to Die more than meets this criterion; it’s very funny and, at times, profoundly moving.
Now in their eighties, the members of Cooper Chase retirement village’s aptly named Thursday Murder Club spring into action once again when an old friend is killed and a sinister package goes missing.
Masterful story telling leaves the reader guessing, but it’s the cast of colourful characters that really sets this book apart.
There’s tenderness and pathos in the challenges each of the four Club Members is facing; loneliness, death of a partner, the agony of Alzheimer’s increasing grip as well as one of their attempts at late- life- love.
The inevitable realities of ageing though are out matched by practiced determination, shared bonds, investigative know- how and cunning when The Members triumph once again, bringing a disparate cast of murderers, drug traffickers and con artists to justice.
Readers of crime fiction won’t be disappointed by the latest in the Thursday Murder Club series. This is crime fiction with a tender twist.
Review by Rosi Lever – Great Escape Books Patron