The Thursday Murder Club Faces Their Most Poignant Mystery Yet

Richard Osman’s The Last Devil to Die brings the Thursday Murder Club back with their signature humor, suspense, and heartfelt moments. This time, the spirited retirees—former spy Elizabeth Best, retired nurse Joyce Meadowcroft, psychiatrist Ibrahim Arif, and longtime union organizer Ron Ritchie—are caught up in a new mystery when their friend Kuldesh Sharma, an antiques dealer, dies and a dangerous package he was protecting disappears.

As they investigate, the club encounters art forgers, online fraudsters, and drug dealers while navigating the picturesque English countryside. The journey is filled with twists and turns, uncovering secrets and hidden agendas that test their friendship and sleuthing skills. This fourth installment also brings heartache closer to home, making it the most bittersweet in the series.

The novel is multi-tiered and clever, offering a dry sense of humor and quirky bits. The main characters experience some sad moments, adding depth to the story. While this book may not be as thrilling as the earlier installments, its emotional weight and rich character development make it an interesting read.

For new readers, it’s best to start with the first book in the series, as the author doesn’t get newcomers up to speed. The Last Devil to Die is a delightful addition to the series. Fans of mysteries without the gore will find much to enjoy. 4 stars.

**Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy of this book. The opinions are my own.

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