The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) (Paperback)
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This is book number 1 in the A Thursday Murder Club Mystery series.
**2021 Beltie Mystery Prize Nominee**
This was a pleasant surprise. Not the usual cup of tea for this hardboiled cynic but I needed something to read and my sales rep had just sent me a copy. I took it home and got completely sucked into the plot featuring 4 very disparate retiree’s and the club they had formed solving cold cases their original member, a homicide detective, had squirreled away. Then an honest to god real life murder takes place involving their community and now it’s up to them to piece together the threads and point the police in the right direction, while digging up even more dirt than intended. Fun, fast, and utterly charming, I’ll be looking for more from Mr. Osman in the future.
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
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?
About the Author
Richard Osman is an author, producer, and television presenter. Both his first novel, The Thursday Murder Club, and his second, The Man Who Died Twice, were #1 million-copy international bestsellers as well as New York Times bestsellers. He lives in London with his partner, and Liesl the cat.
Praise for The Thursday Murder Club:
“Osman mixes mirth and murder in his exceptional debut. . . witty.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom. . . SUCH FUN!”
—Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky
“Funny, clever and compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled.”
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boy from the Woods
“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, New York Times bestselling author of You
“So smart and funny. Deplorably good.”
—Ian Rankin, New York Times bestselling author of Westwind
“I don’t know how to do this brilliant book justice. Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining—utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it. I need more of The Thursday Murder Club!”
—Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“Grinning like a monkey having just finished The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Loved its clever, clever plot, great gags, Ealing comedy set ups and Elizabeth. Can’t say more but I want to be her one day…”
—Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow
“A rich, textured, twisted, and fabulously funny tale of murder and mayhem.”
—Alan Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
“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!"
—Jeffery Deaver, #1 international bestselling author of The Goodbye Man
“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, internationally bestselling author of Grown-Ups
“A warm, wise, and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly.”
—Val McDermid, internationally bestselling author of How the Dead Speak
“Utterly charming and very very clever.”
—Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Cross Her Heart
“Funny, clever, and achingly British--what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?”
—Adam Kay, internationally bestselling author of This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident
“A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a lot more of.”
—Mark Billingham, internationally bestselling author of Their Little Secret
“What a joy! Full of brilliantly observed humor, spot-on dialogue, and twists and turns aplenty. Joyce and the gang are now my favorite crime-solving team.”
—Nina Stibbe, author of Reasons to be Cheerful