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The Thursday Murder Club - The Thursday Murder Club (Paperback)
  • The Thursday Murder Club - The Thursday Murder Club (Paperback)

The Thursday Murder Club - The Thursday Murder Club (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 13/05/2021
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Waterstones Says

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

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?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241988268
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 267 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


'A little beacon of pleasure... SUCH FUN!' - Kate Atkinson

'So smart and funny. Deplorably good.' - Ian Rankin

'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

'A gripping read and rather moving.' - Sunday Times

'Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?' - Adam Kay

'A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of.' - Mark Billingham

'Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled.' - Harlan Coben

'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

'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

'Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining - utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it.' - Shari Lapena

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly.' - Val McDermid

'Utterly charming and very, very clever. Exactly what you'd expect from Richard Osman writing a crime novel.' - Sarah Pinborough

'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

'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

'A bundle of joy... Absolutely loved it.' - Jane Fallon

'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

'Clever, clever plot, great gags, Ealing comedy set-ups.' - Fiona Barton

'A brilliant debut - The Thursday Murder Club is a rare combination of mystery, intrigue, wisdom and humour. I loved it!' - Alex Lake

'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

'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

'This is properly brilliant. A stunning crime debut. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' - Steve Cavanagh

'Written with a sharp satirical pen that gives it a cool, funny Pascal Garnier vibe.' - Adrian McKinty

'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

'What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit.' - Lesley Manville

'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

'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

'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

'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

'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 completely loved this book! It's so warmly written and so funny, the characters and setting both wonderfully depicted.' - Debbie Howells

'A total pleasure. Endearing characters, a page-turning mystery and sudden throat-lump moments of tenderness. It is also very, very funny.' - Abigail Dean

'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

'Pure escapism.' - The Guardian, Best Crime and Thrillers of 2020

'One of the most enjoyable books of the year.' - Daily Express

'As gripping as it is funny.' - Evening standard

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction.' - Daily Mail

'Delight after delight from first page to last.' - Red Magazine

'Charming, clever debut.' - Stylist

'A witty and poignant tale.' - Daily Telegraph

'Clever, clever plot.' - Fiona Barton

'An absolutely delightful read.' - Prima Magazine

'Funny and original.' - The Sun

'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year.' - Daily Mirror

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“Totally enjoyable...”

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

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 301

“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

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 291

“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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