'Such a beacon of pleasure' KATE ATKINSON
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' IAN RANKIN
'A gripping read' SUNDAY TIMES
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING 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 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?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' MARK BILLINGHAM
'A great read, I really enjoyed it' GRAHAM NORTON
'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 COBEN
'Pure escapism' THE GUARDIAN, BEST CRIME AND THRILLERS OF 2020
'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' DAILY EXPRESS
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' MARIAN KEYES
'As gripping as it is funny' EVENING STANDARD
'Funny, clever and achingly British' ADAM KAY
'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' DAILY MAIL
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' VAL MCDERMID
'Delight after delight from first page to last' RED MAGAZINE
'I completely fell in love with it' SHARI LAPENA
'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' STEVE CAVANAGH
'Charming, clever debut' STYLIST
'I laughed my arse off' BELINDA BAUER
'A witty and poignant tale' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'Clever, clever plot' FIONA BARTON
'An absolutely delightful read' PRIMA MAGAZINE
'Utterly charming' SARAH PINBOROUGH
'Funny and original' THE SUN
'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' ARAMINTA HALL
'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' DAILY MIRROR
'A bundle of joy' JANE FALLON
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 book’s 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.
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\n, 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.
Tuesday murder club
A feel good ;-) fun book. A Perfect waking up during the night read!
I don’t get it
Sorry but really slow and all over the place, I don’t know how it’s sold so well! Not great
Thursday Murder Club
Charming , couldn’t put it down