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?
Richard Osman is a British television producer and presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first and, so far, best novel.
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 -- Jeffery Deaver 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! -- Alan Bradley 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 -- Will Dean 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 -- Abigail Dean 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 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 Written with a sharp satirical pen that gives it a cool, funny Pascal Garnier vibe -- Adrian McKinty Clever, clever plot, great gags, Ealing comedy set-ups -- Fiona Barton 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 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 What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit -- Lesley Manville I completely loved this book! It's so warmly written and so funny, the characters and setting both wonderfully depicted -- Debbie Howells 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 brilliant debut - The Thursday Murder Club is a rare combination of mystery, intrigue, wisdom and humour. I loved it! -- Alex Lake A bundle of joy... Absolutely loved it -- Jane Fallon 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 A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly -- Val McDermid Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman? -- Adam Kay Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining - utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it -- Shari Lapena So smart and funny. Deplorably good -- Ian Rankin A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN! -- Kate Atkinson 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 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 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 Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled -- Harlan Coben 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 A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of -- Mark Billingham