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The Postscript Murders Reviews

The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths

The Postscript Murders: a gripping new mystery from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries

Elly Griffiths

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 1 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781787477636

The ultimate gripping murder mystery from the bestselling author of The Stranger Diaries and the Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
27 Oct 2020

"Griffiths carves out her own very distinctive niche in this sub-genre, balancing humour and suspense with some aplomb"

It’s set in the community of crime writers, agents and publishers — a world Griffiths knows well. In a West Sussex coastal town, Ukrainian care worker Natalka discovers the elderly Peggy Smith dead by a window — natural causes? Natalka, Harbinder and ex-monk Benedict form an ill-assorted group to investigate the dead woman’s enigmatic past. Eccentric bands of sleuths are coming back into fashion (Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, for example), but Griffiths carves out her own very distinctive niche in this sub-genre, balancing humour and suspense with some aplomb.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Joan Smith
11 Oct 2020

"Griffiths assembles a vivid cast of characters"

This charmingly old-fashioned murder mystery starts with the death of an elderly woman in sheltered housing on the south coast...

Griffiths assembles a vivid cast of characters, offering an enjoyably modern take on an old genre.

4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
29 Sep 2020

"light-hearted and life-affirming"

Gorgeous Natalka, a carer from Ukraine, bookish Benedict, a monk turned barista, and bow-tied Edwin, a gay TV producer long retired from the BBC, make their way to a book festival in Aberdeen to investigate. DS Harbinder Kaur, who has an eye for the girls, does not approve. The Postscript Murders may be “the same old stuff” about guns, sex and death, but it is also a light-hearted and life-affirming celebration of crime fiction and the colourful characters that create it. And isn’t “the daffodil-stalk freshness of new books” just perfect? Only a churl would sniff at such witty and charming entertainment.