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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Why would she take off to Portugal at a moment's notice without arranging anyone to look out for her ailing mother? The girls decide to visit Topsy at her home to check up on her and see what exactly is going on, while there they discover that she has lost all of her life savings and has been a victim of fraud. With respect to the audiobook Julie Hesmondhalgh is a well-known tv actor and I thought her an excellent choice to narrate this cosy. The story was rather slow in my opinion and had too many red herrings in it that led to different people involved in the murder. They talk about everything and nothing, when they bump into ex colleague Topsy a rather strong character with failing health due to Alzheimer’s disease setting in they never dreamed that a week later that Topsy would be no more.

Uk sketch show meets ‘Midsomer Murders’ a uk drama come something else in between that I cannot quite think of. Often as I was reading, I was thinking about how much fun it would be to pull up a chair and join them at their table for a wee cup and a natter. The story touches upon issues such as elder care and financial exploitation of vulnerable individuals by fraudulent entities, both of which are important issues. It also appeared very early on that I recognised, even identified with, the three central characters: women of a certain age, retired teachers to boot, albeit in this case, primary school teachers. There is also a real sense of the way in which people may seek to take advantage of those who may naturally be more trusting, or perhaps just less aware, of the risks of modern life.The plot is cozy and tricky, with just the right blend of “Miss Marple”, interesting and quirky characters, secrets, unexpected nuance, colorful cardigans, and of course, heaps of tea and warm companionship. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.

Topsy is in the early stages of dementia , a condition that has worsened since the death of her husband . So, what started out as being completely bedazzled by a lovely cover actually ended up in a couple of hours of truly entertaining reading.

The women resolve to keep an eye on their old friend, but within a fortnight Topsy is in fact dead, apparently having "mucked up" her medication while KellyAnne was away on a mini-break in Portugal. I was expecting interesting characters that will contribute to the plot each in a particular and different way but what this book presents us is three barely over sixty women who are sheltered, not very friendly to each other and dull. Overall, this was a fun cozy mystery with some serious thing to think about after you close the cover. This series was inspired by Jon's long-time career as deputy headmaster of a northern primary school. The audiobook of this is brilliantly narrated by Julie Hesmondhalgh, and can definitely be recommended.

Before you know it, your cosy crime story ends up being a lot more thought-provoking than you envisaged at the start.

There are some male characters (notable for their youth, hardiness around the home or dastardly dealing with elderly ladies) but the main roles are all female and rather insipid. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.



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