If Agatha Christie decided to try her hand at a modern-day cozy mystery, The Postscript Murders would be the result.
When 90-year-old Peggy is found dead in her retirement home in West Suffix, no one is surprised. She was old and suffering from a heart condition. However, when her caretaker Natalka discovers she is a “murder consultant“, she takes her suspicions to the police. DS Harbinder Kaur starts to look closer into the case—especially after local mystery authors begin to turn up dead as well. She is “assisted” by three amateur detectives: Natalka, an elderly monk turned barista and a retired BBC actor. What could go wrong?
With many of the red herrings and village characters of Dame Agatha on full display, this little mystery is a diverting way to spend an afternoon. DS Kaur, who has to fight off both sexist and racist stereotypes in rural England, really comes into her own in this book. Overall, The Postscript Murders is highly recommended to both cozy and golden-age mystery readers. 4 stars!
Thanks to Houghton Miffin Harcourt and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.