Review: The Last Devil to Die by Richard Osman

Last Devil to Die review

Book Description from Publisher

It’s rarely a quiet day for the Thursday Murder Club.

Shocking news reaches them—an old friend has been killed, and a dangerous package he was protecting has gone missing.

The gang’s search leads them into the antiques business, where the tricks of the trade are as old as the objects themselves. As they encounter drug dealers, art forgers, and online fraudsters—as well as heartache close to home—Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim have no idea whom to trust.

With the body count rising, the clock ticking down, and trouble firmly on their tail, has their luck finally run out?

And who will be the last devil to die?

Thrilling Reads Review

The latest installment in the Thursday Murder Club Mystery series is a captivating read. It retains the beloved elements of its predecessors – the delightful mix of humor and suspense, the charming and distinctive characters, and the intricate, engaging plotlines. In this novel, we see an exciting development as Joyce steps into a more prominent role, adding a fresh dynamic to the story. Her ‘dear diary’ entries not only provide comic relief but also cleverly advance the narrative.

Titled ‘The Last Devil to Die,’ the book centers around the investigation into the death of Kuldesh Sharma, an antique dealer and close friend of Elizabeth’s husband, Stephen. The plot thickens with a series of subplots that include romance scams, the intriguing underworld of counterfeit art and antiques, and a heroin distribution network. The narrative takes an interesting turn as the local police are supplanted by federal agents in the murder investigation, adding a layer of complexity to the already intriguing story. Moreover, Elizabeth’s personal challenges, particularly Stephen’s progressing dementia, are woven into the story with sensitivity and depth.

Overall, this book is not just a thrilling mystery but also an enjoyable read that seamlessly blends elements of humor, suspense, and emotional depth.

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