Age is Just a Number in This Thrilling, Humorous Mystery

“Just then Fogerty emitted an unpleasant noise accompanied by a smell I knew too well. The human body has over sixty sphincters, and every one of them relates in death.”—Deanna Raybourn, Killers of a Certain Age.

Killers of a Certain Age sweeps readers away on a wild, action-packed adventure that defies the typical portrayal of women over sixty. The novel introduces us to Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie—the first all-women assassin team of the secretive organization known as the Museum. After forty years of eliminating the worst of the worst, these formidable ladies are forced into retirement, deemed too old-school for modern times. However, their send-off—an all-expenses-paid Caribbean cruise—turns deadly when they discover they’re targets for elimination by their own organization.

Raybourn combines suspense with humor, creating a riveting story that’s as entertaining as it is suspenseful. The characters are delightfully fleshed out, bringing a refreshing depth to the tale with their rich backgrounds and sharp wit. The narrative shifts between their illustrious pasts and the tense present, weaving a tale that’s both a nod to their legacy and a race against time.

Fans of the Thursday Murder Club series will find familiar joy in these pages. While the book carries its weight in heavier moments, these are balanced with humor. Readers will root for these badass senior ladies.

Killers of a Certain Age proves that age is nothing but a number for settling scores and surviving the deadliest of games. It earns a solid 4 stars for its originality, spirited characters, and the empowering message that life’s third act can be just as thrilling as the first two.

** I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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