The Thursday Murder Club
Brought to you by Penguin.
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING, MULTI MILLION COPY SELLING SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN.
Read by Lesley Manville, soon-to-be star of The Crown. Featuring an exclusive Q&A between Richard Osman and Marian Keyes.
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 best escapist listen of the year ... [Lesley Manville] skilfully immerses herself in Richard Osman's characters, making the most of his comic flair.' AUDIOBOOK OF THE WEEK - The Times
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes
'A great read, I really enjoyed it' Graham Norton
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham
CrimeFest Audible Sounds of Crime winner: Best Audiobook 2021
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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.
Interesting characters and well read but a bit confusing, especially at the beginning when characters outside the club are being introduced to those inside. Then the confusion picks up again when the characters take on pseudonyms and previous actions but it all works out in the end, and I wouldn’t have finished it if I hadn’t enjoyed it!
The Thursday Murder Club
A gem of a book and highly entertaining
Refreshing and Charmingly Funny
I’m already looking forward to the next book. I really bonded with the main characters and thought it was a refreshingly modern take on a traditional drama. It’s also made me want to go and see my grandma and ask her loads of questions about her life.