A laugh-out-loud book club choice with twists and turns galore.
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. These friends make up The Thursday Murder Club – they might be pushing eighty but they are sharper than you’d expect.
With a motley cast of characters and a good dose of mystery, this is the perfect choice for book clubs to discuss! Plus, if you all love it you can carry on with the series.
Discussion points and questions
- Who do you like best: Joyce, Elizabeth, Ibrahim or Ron? Why?
- Joyce was a nurse, Elizabeth was in the secret service, Ibrahim was a psychiatrist and Ron was a trade union leader. Who do you think was most helpful in solving the crime?
- Did you think that PC Donna De Freitas and DCI Chris Hudson made a good team? What did one bring that the other lacked, and vice versa?
- Joyce says ‘I am very happy to be overlooked and always have been. And I do think perhaps that will be helpful in this investigation.’ Do you agree?
- As Val McDermid said that, at the heart of this book is a ‘warning never to underestimate the elderly’. Who misjudges the residents of Cooper’s Chase the most?
- Who did you think the killer was? What made you think it was them?
- One of the reoccurring themes is the grey area between the law and each character’s moral code. Do you think Penny’s husband, John, did the right thing? How about Penny?
A classic whodunit for the most perceptive reading groups.
If your book club has already read The Thursday Murder Club, dive into book #2: The Man Who Died Twice.
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