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The Thursday Murder Club

(2020)
(The first book in the Thursday Murder Club series)
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A New York Times bestseller | Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment

“Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal
 
“Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to...
THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

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?


Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

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

"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

"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

"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 bundle of joy... Absolutely loved it." - Jane Fallon

"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

"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

"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

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

"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

"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


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