THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'An absolute delight from start to finish' Shari Lapena
'A rattling good story' Ann Cleeves
'Another witty, charming and hugely entertaining read ... his best yet' Sunday Express
'A joy to be back...intrigue, red herrings and loads of charm' Good Housekeeping
It is an ordinary Thursday and things should finally be returning to normal.
Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill. . . or be killed.
As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES
'Opening the new Osman is like sitting down to dinner with treasured friends you know are going to kill you - deliciously!' PETER JAMES
'Full of humour and heart, Osman delivers another must-read. I loved it' HARLAN COBEN
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The crime-cracking residents of Cooper’s Chase retirement village are back—and third time around, the stakes are even higher for Richard Osman’s ageing amateur detectives. A drug baron is plotting deadly vengeance. A powerful gangster wants his diamonds back and is prepared to kill to get them. Our unlikely sleuths are soon caught up in a tangled web of spies, smugglers, blackmailers and money launderers. Somehow in the midst of all this intrigue, they’re also investigating the unsolved murder of a local reporter—except their prime suspects keep dying in dodgy circumstances. The body count climbs. Plot twists keep coming. Supporting characters from the first two books return, fleshing out Osman’s richly realised fictional world. New arrivals include an Alan Partridge-alike TV presenter, a rock ’n’ roll make-up artist and scene-stealer Joyce’s new dog. Osman is an astute chronicler of loss, loneliness and the idiosyncrasies of the elderly—but combines such home-spun wisdom with modern touches. Cryptocurrency and Instagram provide crucial plot points. There are sweet romantic subplots but this is ultimately a paean to the power of friendship. Wryly funny, ingeniously plotted, and another silver-haired hit.
Enjoyable as the first two
I loved this third instalment in the Thursday Murder Club series. The characters have been so well written that I found myself thinking “X wouldn’t do that” at a point where one character intentionally misleads another or “that’s so Y” with particular mannerisms or plot developments. You really feel like they’re real, fleshed out people that you’ve come to know. I can’t wait for Book 4!
I cannot get enough of this series of books, each one is a pure joy to read, so funny and relatable. This instalment was impossible to put down, love love love it!! More please!!!
Like many other people, I want to be one of the Coopers Chase gang. I loved this book, just as much as it’s predecessors. Fabulous new characters, a wonderful twisty plot, and of course the truly exceptional ’gang’ make this an exhilarating ride, with cake and a cup of tea on the side! Can’t wait for the next one.