The Thursday Murder Club


By Richard Osman

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to…

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?

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Praise for The Thursday Murder Club:

“Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.”
—Wall Street Journal

“An amusing debut that finds gold in getting older.”

“Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.”

“Suspenseful, funny, and poignant. The delightful, spirited characters from this witty, sometimes bittersweet story deserve a return engagement.”
Booklist (starred review)

“An imaginative and witty whodunit… Osman’s careful attention to the realities of life in a retirement village ensures that The Thursday Murder Club is a compassionate, thoughtful tribute to a segment of the population that’s often dismissed and ignored… Great fun.”
BookPage (starred review)

“The character-driven mystery, featuring a group of sleuths all too aware of their own mortality, and a likable pair of cops, is suspenseful, funny, and poignant… The delightful, spirited characters from this witty, sometimes bittersweet story deserve a return engagement.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Osman mixes mirth and murder in his exceptional debut. . . witty.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A fascinating primer in detection… A top-class cozy infused with dry wit and charming characters who draw you in and leave you wanting more, please.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A rather beguiling piece of work, reading like Kingsley Amis’s The Old Devils refracted through an Agatha Christie prism… The ageing protagonists are a winning bunch, and Osman’s skills have already led to greenlighting of further outings for his sleuths.”
Financial Times

“A sparkling debut… Fiendishly clever and brilliantly funny.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Witty… The characters and the writing are a treat… Everyone in the central quartet, especially the two women, are more complex than they originally seem, and while the tone is predominantly light and funny, Osman finds some moments of sweet poignancy.”
Seattle Times

“With wry British humor, and a cast of intrepid retirees, Richard Osman’s delightful mystery caper offers surprising depth… The wit and the plot will bring readers back for more of this series.”
The Christian Science Monitor

“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 (UK)

“A witty and poignant tale.”
The Daily Telegraph (UK)

“One of the most enjoyable books of the year. . . well-written, hilarious, and joyously big-hearted. . . The charm of The Thursday Murder Club is that it’s so much more than a crime novel.”
The Daily Express (UK)

“Brilliant, smart, charming, and wryly funny.”
Good Housekeeping (UK)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1984880969
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1984880963


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