The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club : The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

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'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?
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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241988268
  • 9780241988268
  • 446

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'A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!' Kate Atkinson
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'Will delight crime and general fiction fans alike with its mix of British humour and small village life' -- Simon Johnson, director for books at Amazon EU 'A total pleasure. Endearing characters, a page-turning mystery and sudden throat-lump moments of tenderness. It is also very, very funny' -- Abigail Dean 'I completely loved this book! It's so warmly written and so funny, the characters and setting both wonderfully depicted' -- Debbie Howells 'This novel (an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery set in a retirement village) is a tonic - it's compelling and warm and clever but most of all it's HILARIOUS. Gentle and ingenious. LOVED IT' -- Will Dean 'I could go on all day and half the night about this book. Buy it and save me the trouble. As one would expect from Richard Osman, a rich, textured, twisted, and fabulously funny tale of murder and mayhem' -- Alan Bradley 'Wickedly clever and charmingly ingenious. MURDER CLUB is exactly the right combination of brilliant plot twists and engaging characters. You race through the pages, only to be sorry for the book to end' -- Lisa Gardner 'Osman mixes mirth and murder in his exceptional debut. Osman's witty prose is a highlight. Fans of Lynne Truss's Constable Twitten mysteries will be tickled' * Publishers Weekly * 'A wonderfully engaging cast of characters and a brilliantly woven plot... I often found myself staying up way after lights out for just one more chapter' -- James Oswald 'What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit' -- Lesley Manville 'By turns hilarious and poignant, The Thursday Murder Club offers up a brilliant concept that's flawlessly executed and told in a unique, captivating voice. These are rare qualities in any novel, let alone a debut. I read the first page, then put all else on hold to devour this pitch-perfect book in one sitting. Bravo!' -- Jeffrey Deaver 'Written with a sharp satirical pen that gives it a cool, funny Pascal Garnier vibe' -- Adrian McKinty 'This is properly brilliant. A stunning crime debut. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' -- Steve Cavanagh 'Such a pleasurable read. I laughed my arse off, and think that any fan of Richard Osman's (which I am) would love his sly wit and wry observations' -- Belinda Bauer 'What a tonic! A scrumptious mixture of wry humour, poignancy, OAP rebellion and the unexpected. I've never read a murder mystery like this one before. Should be on prescription' -- Jane Corry 'A brilliant debut - The Thursday Murder Club is a rare combination of mystery, intrigue, wisdom and humour. I loved it!' -- Alex Lake 'Clever, clever plot, great gags, Ealing comedy set-ups' -- Fiona Barton 'I knew The Thursday Murder Club would be funny, and suspected it would be whip-smart, but I didn't expect to fall so hard for the wonderful cast of characters. Bravo' -- Sarah Hilary 'A bundle of joy... Absolutely loved it' -- Jane Fallon 'What a joy! Full of brilliantly observed humour, spot-on dialogue and twists and turns aplenty. Joyce and the gang are now my favourite crime-solving team' -- Nina Stibbe 'Robert Galbraith meets Tom Sharpe. Plot driven with great characters, I'm doing actual lols on every page. I don't ever want to finish this book!' -- Philippa Perry 'Utterly charming and very, very clever. Exactly what you'd expect from Richard Osman writing a crime novel' -- Sarah Pinborough 'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' -- Val McDermid 'Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining - utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it' -- Shari Lapena 'A properly funny and totally charming murder mystery steeped in Agatha Christie joy. Also the best crime solving foursome and full of a type of Britishness that makes you smile' -- Araminta Hall 'So smart, so funny, so warm, and such a wonderful mystery. If we're lucky Richard Osman will keep these characters alive forever' -- Caroline Kepnes 'Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' -- Harlan Coben 'A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of' -- Mark Billingham 'Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?' -- Adam Kay 'A gripping read and rather moving' * Sunday Times * 'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy' -- Marian Keyes 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' -- Ian Rankin 'A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!' -- Kate Atkinson
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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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