ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- For those of you who read and enjoyed The Thursday Murder Club rest assured this second outing for the Coopers Chase mob is every bit as fun and frolicking as the first! Elizabeth receives a mysterious invitation from someone she knows is not only dead, but who didn't actually exist. He's just moved into the retirement village, so of course, she accepts, only to find it is an unwelcome reminder of her past - perhaps the only mistake she ever really made - and he wants her help. Twenty million pounds worth of diamonds are missing from a money launderer's place, and he's been accused of theft and placed at Coopers Chase for his own protection. But MI5 and MI6 and the mafia are involved, and so too, the Thursday Murder Club. There are other things happening: Ibrahim gets mugged, Bogdan keeps losing at chess to Stephen, and Joyce wonders if she should get a dog. Oh, and Donna's mum and her colleague Chris are romantically involved, the local drug dealer is making a killing, and the money launderer needs to bake muffins for his Open Garden day... Absolutely delightful, full of warmth and humour and lovely characterisation, with mayhem, mystery and murder liberally sprinkled throughout. Lindy
Richard Osman is a British television producer and presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first and, so far, best novel.
'A thing of joy . . . Richard has a natural sense of humour.' -- Kate Atkinson It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure. -- Linwood Barclay 'I absolutely loved it. He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better.' -- Phillipa Perry 'He's back and he's better than ever! By turns moving, hilarious, and brilliantly suspenseful.' -- Jeffery Deaver 'Full of humour and heart, Osman delivers another must-read. I loved it.' -- Harlan Coben 'The tonic we all need.' -- Shari Lapena 'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing with the gentle hum of contentment. ' -- The Times 'So entertaining it's a crime.' -- Saga 'The plot is impressive, the body count not too shabby, the wit, shining.' -- Sainsbury's Magazine 'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' -- Val McDermid Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled -- Harlan Coben