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Read by Lesley Manville and featuring an exclusive Q&A between Richard Osman and Marian Keyes.
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN.
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.
But when a local property developer shows up dead, 'The Thursday Murder Club' find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it's too late?
It is great to listen to a feelgood story that wittily reflects society as it is rather than beating the drum of a fashionable cause. Lesley Manville, shortly to be Princess Margaret in The Crown, has so far been sparing in recording audiobooks, but she skilfully immerses herself in Richard Osman's characters, making the most of his comic flair. - The Sunday Times
'A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!' KATE ATKINSON
'What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit' Lesley Manville
'Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' Harlan Coben
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy' Marian Keyes
© Richard Osman 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron live in the peaceful Coopers Chase Retirement Village, where they meet each week to study unsolved crimes. Unfortunately for the sleuthing septuagenarians, local drama is lacking, with one example of recent controversy having been the formation of the Chat and Crochet splinter group, founded for residents who deemed the Knit and Natter class to have too much of the latter. But when a local property developer and all-round bad man is murdered, The Thursday Murder Club finally has something to sink its teeth into. DCI Chris Hudson and new recruit PC Donna De Freitas are also hunting the killer, with both often a few steps behind the foursome’s investigative nous. The clever plotline is complemented by Osman’s sharp humour, and some surprisingly tender moments of loss and longing, mostly courtesy of the diary entries of nosy neighbour Joyce, your new favourite crime-fighting heroine.
Can’t wait for the next one
What a fabulous story and cast of characters beautifully narrated. I didn’t want it to end.
Also the chat afterwards was really enjoyable.
Absolutely loved every bit
Fantastic novel. Funny, warm, witty, exciting. Young at heart characters living such interesting lives. Loved the twists and turns!
for the next book. I loved the characters, twists and turns of the plot.
I did have Lesley reading while I was reading the paper version.
Brought back childhood memories, the only thing missing was the ‘ping’ to turn the page.