A Spoonful of Murder: The first book in a hilarious and totally unputdownable cosy murder mystery series for fans of The Thursday Murder Club

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A Spoonful of Murder: The first book in a hilarious and totally unputdownable cosy murder mystery series for fans of The Thursday Murder Club

A Spoonful of Murder: The first book in a hilarious and totally unputdownable cosy murder mystery series for fans of The Thursday Murder Club

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Hall explores the desperate measures some people will take to make ends meet, the rights and wrongs of justice – and the junk mail, so much of it announcing fabulous offers, but never living up to expectation.

But one fateful week, as they are catching up with a slice of cake, they bump into their ex-colleague, Topsy. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.Set in the charming village of Thirsk, Yorkshire , when three retired primary school teachers, (Thelma, Pat and Liz), are faced with the suspicious death of a friend, Topsy, they reluctantly take up the task of uncovering the “ordinary evil” lurking beneath the unassuming facade of their quiet and comfortable neighborhood. With respect to the audiobook Julie Hesmondhalgh is a well-known tv actor and I thought her an excellent choice to narrate this cosy. A Spoonful of Murder is a cozy mystery centered around a group of retired teachers who meet weekly to visit. A Spoonful of Murder‘ is oftentimes fabulously witty and I absolutely adored these characters, who managed to make me chuckle out loud. Sure they want to find out the truth about what happened to Topsy but there’s also this reluctance, this feeling that maybe they shouldn’t be getting involved in things they know nothing about.

During one such meeting, they bump into their former colleague, the once-redoubtable Topsy, accompanied by her daughter KellyAnne. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. I loved the conversational style of dialogue, the observational comments and the asides which were almost worthy of Alan Bennett. KellyAnne also shows them the evidence of an insidious campaign of targeted catalogues and "special offers" received by Topsy over recent months, apparently designed to draw in the vulnerable to unnecessary financial outlay. Described as a cozy British mystery, a spoon full of murder follows three retired female protagonists who take it upon themselves to find their late friends murderer after she dies under suspicious circumstances, while keeping their weekly Thursday catch up.

She'd also been targeted by a dodgy local builder, who'd convinced her that her late husband had arranged the expensive and unnecessary work he's done (or half-done) around her home. Not only am I a retired educator who meets with colleagues regularly over coffee or a meal, but I am a huge cozy mystery fan. It has a good mixture of humour, sadness, and mystery which kept my interest throughout and I didn’t want it to end. In addition to these questions, each of the friends has her own issues that range from needing to lose weight to remembering an old incident that could have resulted in terrible consequences, to dealing with a son who is withdrawn and moody and a grandson who is having trouble in school to name a few. Thelma, is outwardly strong and practical and can always 'find the exact words the other two are fumbling for'.

According to its billing, it should appeal to fans of Richard Osman's, "The Thursday Murder Club" and there are certainly some obvious parallels - not least the group of pensioners who get together for their regular "coffee o'clock sessions" in the café at the local garden centre on a Thursday! There are several themes in A Spoonful of Murder that includes elder care, dementia, aging, elder financial fraud, parenting, and childlessness. The book touches on some important issues to do with retirement such as fraudulent schemes that target the elderly, women's perception of themselves, and raising children in today's world. These wonderfully warm and funny characters took on a life of their own and spawned a series of cosy crime novels.

Pat, bright and attractive, the wife of Rod, (a builder), worries about her youngest, teenage son, Liam, the bodily trials of aging, and a generation raised in a world where the internet in all its trappings can clearly be seen to “sap the soul”. Childless, and married to a college professor, Teddy, Thelma fills her days with charity work - hiding a heartbreaking secret and a inner core as vulnerable and uncertain as her more emotive friends. Some of these investigations are regarding the main issue of how their friend died, others are related to personal issues or issues that seem to pop up as they become more involved with individuals they meet in the course of their investigation. I'm pleased to see that a second novel ( A Pen Dipped in Poison) is scheduled for release in early 2023 - I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Every Thursday, three retired school teachers have their ‘coffee o’clock’ sessions at the Thirsk Garden Centre café.



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