The Thursday Murder Club - The Thursday Murder Club 1 (Hardback)Richard Osman (author)
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Laced with killer one-liners and artfully constructed twists, the debut novel from the telly puzzle favourite centres on a posse of pensionable Poirots investigating the suspicious demise of a property developer.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime & Thriller Book of the Year 2021
I was at lunch, this is two or three months ago, and it must have been a Monday, because it was shepherd’s pie. Elizabeth said she could see that I was eating, but wanted to ask me a question about knife wounds, if it wasn’t inconvenient?
I said, ‘Not at all, of course, please,’ or words to that effect. I won’t always remember everything exactly, I might as well tell you that now. So she opened a manila folder, and I saw some typed sheets and the edges of what looked like old photographs. Then she was straight into it.
Elizabeth asked me to imagine that a girl had been stabbed with a knife. I asked what sort of knife she had been stabbed with, and Elizabeth said probably just a normal kitchen knife. John Lewis. She didn’t say that, but that was what I pictured.
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.
But when a local property developer shows up dead, 'The Thursday Murder Club' find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be septuagenarians, 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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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 665 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm
'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
'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 warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly.' - Val McDermid
'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
'Utterly charming and very, very clever. Exactly what you'd expect from Richard Osman writing a crime novel.' - Sarah Pinborough
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“Excellent first book in the series!”
Firstly, please tell me this is going to be a series.... I would like to read more of these...
Secondly, thank you very much to the publisher for trusting me with an early review copy.
I absolutely loved it, good... More
Richard Osman ‘s charming and delightful cosy crime debut about four amateur sleuths in a retirement village solving murders is a perfect formula.
With a great sense of humour and lively bunch of characters, he... More
“Warm, funny, an absolute treat!”
I had high expectations for ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ and I wasn’t disappointed at all. It’s a delightful, entertaining read that is so utterly English and I enjoyed every moment spent with Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim... More
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