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'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham
'A gripping read' Sunday Times
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING, MULTI MILLION COPY SELLING SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.
But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
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?
The Times Crime Book of the Month
Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers
'A great read, I really enjoyed it' Graham Norton, Home Stretch
'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' The Times, Crime Book of the Month
'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' Harlan Coban, Win
'Pure escapism' Guardian, Best Crime and Thrillers
'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' Daily Express
'A beacon of pleasure' Kate Atkinson, Behind The Scenes At The Museum
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'Funny, clever and achingly British' Adam Kay, This Is Going to Hurt
'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid, 1979
'Delight after delight from first page to last' Red Magazine
'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena, Not a Happy Family
'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh, The Devil's Advocate
'Charming, clever debut' Stylist
'I laughed my arse off' Belinda Bauer, Exit
'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph
'Clever, clever plot' Fiona Barton, Local Gone Missing
'An absolutely delightful read' Prima Magazine
'Utterly charming' Sarah Pinborough, Insomnia
'Funny and original' Sun
'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall, Hidden Depths
'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' Daily Mirror
'A bundle of joy' Jane Fallon, Worst Idea Ever
British TV celebrity Osman mixes mirth and murder in his exceptional debut, a series launch featuring the four members of the Thursday Murder Club, residents of the Coopers Chase Retirement Village in Kent. Despite their different backgrounds, Elizabeth, Ibrahim, Joyce, and Ron share an interest in solving mysteries. When 26-year-old Donna De Freitas, a police constable who dreams of pursuing serial killers, visits the home to talk to the pensioners about "Practical Tips for Home Security," the club members arrange for Donna to be assigned to a homicide case they have a connection to by manipulating her boss, so that they can get access to the investigation through a grateful Donna. That way they can take a crack at solving the bludgeoning murder of drug dealer Tony Curran, who operated a building business as a front, and whose killer left a photo of three men, one of whom is Ron's son, near Curran's corpse. They use their individual talents, including Joyce's gift for gathering information unobtrusively, and Ibrahim's medical knowledge, which enables him to narrow the timing of a second, related killing. Osman's witty prose (labor activist Ron's "picture was rarely in the papers without the caption Talks between the two sides collapsed late last night'") is a highlight. Fans of Lynne Truss's Constable Twitten mysteries will be tickled.
It’s starts off extremely light and cheerful and moves on to a slightly darker story mid-book. Good summer reading !