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The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman

Part of the The Thursday Murder Club Series

Book Club Recommendations Crime / Mystery Debuts Feel-Good Fiction Humour (fiction) Star Books

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Our October 2020 Book Club Recommendation.

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An absolutely charming and thoroughly entertaining mystery debut starring four septuagenarians. A real-life murder tickles the detective fancy of certain members from a well-to-do retirement village. Led by Elizabeth they sneakily make themselves indispensable to the investigating officers. I’m already working out who I would cast as Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron if this was made into a TV series. Each character in this amusing (yes it is charming and amusing even with a murder to solve) story is perfectly placed. There is a sense of ease, an inviting warmth, and a hint of old-fashioned, yet this story is actually bang up-to-date. A sharp edge to observations slices through any thoughts of cosy, while there is a gentle poking of fun at middle England. Richard Osman has created a wonderfully readable story that is the perfect introduction to a new series. I can't wait to see what comes next! The Thursday Murder Club has waltzed its way into my heart and the LoveReading Star Books list - highly recommended.

Liz Robinson

The Thursday Murder Club Synopsis

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?

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The Thursday Murder Club Press Reviews

'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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241988268
Publication date: 13/05/2021
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780241425442
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241988268
Publication date: 13th May 2021
Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Book Club Recommendations, Crime / Mystery, Debuts, Feel-Good Fiction, Humour, Star Books,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Richard Osman

Richard Osman is a British television producer and presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first and, so far, best novel.

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