The Thursday Murder Club :(The Thursday Murder Club 1) - The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club :(The Thursday Murder Club 1) - The Thursday Murder Club

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Published: 13 May, 2021
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'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes
'So smart and funny. Deplorably good'
Ian Rankin
'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham
'A gripping read' Sunday Times

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING, MULTI MILLION COPY SELLING SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN

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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?

The Times Crime Book of the Month
Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers

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'A great read, I really enjoyed it' Graham Norton, Home Stretch

'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 Coban, Win

'Pure escapism'
Guardian, Best Crime and Thrillers

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

'A beacon of pleasure'
Kate Atkinson, Behind The Scenes At The Museum

'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard

'Funny, clever and achingly British'
Adam Kay, This Is Going to Hurt

'An exciting new talent in crime fiction'
Daily Mail

'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly'
Val McDermid, 1979

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

'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena, Not a Happy Family

'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling'
Steve Cavanagh, The Devil's Advocate

'Charming, clever debut'
Stylist

'I laughed my arse off'
Belinda Bauer, Exit

'A witty and poignant tale'
Daily Telegraph

'Clever, clever plot'
Fiona Barton, Local Gone Missing

'An absolutely delightful read' Prima Magazine

'Utterly charming'
Sarah Pinborough, Insomnia

'Funny and original'
Sun

'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy'
Araminta Hall, Hidden Depths

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

'A bundle of joy'
Jane Fallon, Worst Idea Ever

'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
'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
'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
'What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit' -- Lesley Manville
'Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining - utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it' -- Shari Lapena
'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 warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' -- Val McDermid
'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
'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

Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. His first two novels, The Thursday Murder Club, and The Man Who Died Twice were multi-million-copy number one bestsellers around the world. The third book in The Thursday Murder Club series, The Bullet that Missed, will be here to cause even more trouble in 2022. He lives in London with his partner and Liesl the cat.

Type Book
ISBN 9780241988268
Number Of Pages 400
Item Weight 267 g
Product Dimensions 129 x 198 x 24 mm
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Format Paperback