At last 4 months after P, a lovely blog reader from Wales, sent me a copy of the Richard Osman book
I finally got around to reading it. I kept putting it off because some people said it was rubbish yet it has had a lot written about it. Did I read it's going to be turned into a TV series?
So what did I think?.................well, if you want a serious police procedural story then don't bother but if you're prepared to suspend reality of how the police work then it's just a bit of fun.
I have no idea if retirement villages like the one in this book actually exist (swimming pool, umpteen clubs, sports facilities, posh restaurant and a murder on the doorstep) but it does sound like a fun place to live. The four residents of various ages and backgrounds who meet on Thursdays in the Jigsaw Room, in a two hour free slot between Art History and Conversational French, bring different areas of expertise when looking at old unsolved crimes.
When a murder happens right there in the Coopers Chase the club soon acquire a couple of tame police officers to help them solve the crime and when a second murder happens it all gets very complicated.
I enjoyed reading but have to say there are many other crime authors with better written meatier stories out there.
I promised to pass this on to someone else but all my packaging materials are in storage at the moment so I'll offer it to another blogger once I get settled again.