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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The police seem to be content with the explanation that all was just a mistake, and after doing some investigating, the death is declared an accident. Uk sketch show meets ‘Midsomer Murders’ a uk drama come something else in between that I cannot quite think of. I was so aggravated with this book by the end, I was just like: really, I’ve went through all these pages… just for this?

Hall’s debut novel, A Spoonful of Murder is a charming cozy mystery with three smart, inquisitive and determined protagonists, a good dose of humor and an interesting premise. While the mystery and the ladies antics were somewhat humorous, there are some serious issues dealt with in this story. The book touches on some important issues to do with retirement such as fraudulent schemes that target the elderly, women's perception of themselves, and raising children in today's world. To access your ebook(s) after purchasing, you can download the free Glose app or read instantly on your browser by logging into Glose.

There are plenty of subplots and backstories that all get wrapped up before the "reveal" moment at the end. When Topsy dies in her sleep after supposedly mistakenly taking too much of her heart medication, the three learn troubling facts about a number of people connected to Topsy that make them suspicious that Topsy may have been murdered and, even if not, was being victimized and by possibly more than one person. Each is a wholly believable character with their own worries and niggles and the friendship is easy and relaxed. I found the writing a bit long-drawn and repetitive in parts and it took a bit of effort to focus as I waited for the mystery to unravel.

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. So, what started out as being completely bedazzled by a lovely cover actually ended up in a couple of hours of truly entertaining reading. All the women seem to be different ages too and these are left unspecified - Jan has a teenager doing their A-levels still at home whereas Topsy has a thirty some year old, and Jan has a grandchild at primary school.As each member of the trio investigates, they also deal with real life, like managing their households, dealing with grandchildren and a troubled teenage son. The three friends have to be my favourite characters, they were very different from one another but came together to see their sleuthing through and get justice for their friend. The actual culprit is quite obvious from the opening chapter but the devil is in the details and getting to the reveal is the most fun as the ladies trip around Yorkshire getting involved with male strippers and teenagers with a thing for older women.

All the characters were so believable and certainly were in my experience true to type for their ages. I've been to most of the towns described in the book and I really liked that I could visualise where they were. This ranges from the builder who offers to do jobs that don’t need doing for a lot of money, to the seemingly helpful voice on the phone from “your bank” who wants to help move your hard-earned money, to tons and tons of junk mail promising all sorts of things. Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). I think, could be Liz) and we come to learn he is “outted” as gay on Facebook by someone from his school.Recently there has been an upsurge in cosy mysteries featuring more mature amateur detectives, a modern take on Miss Marple.



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