‘The Thursday Murder Club’ is a debut hit novel by the TV 'Pointless' star and entertainer, Richard Osman and has been in the Top Ten bestseller list for nearly a year. For those who love an English murder mystery, a slice of Morse or Lewis (with sprinkles of humour) this is a comforting fun book club choice and a ‘record breaking number one bestseller’ for good reason! A loveable whodunnit.
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THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB
BY RICHARD OSMAN
We put it to you. ‘Should The Thursday Murder Club’ by the popular TV ‘Pointless’ star, Richard Osman, be in the Den? Our Instagram jury said yes! (80 per cent in fact). It won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but for those who love an English murder mystery, a slice of Morse or Lewis (with sprinkles of humour) this is a comforting fun book club choice and a ‘record breaking number one bestseller’ for good reason!
Set in a peaceful retirement village in Kent, four unlikely friends meet up once a week in The Jigsaw Room to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place close to home they find themselves investigating their first live case.
The reader comes to love the cast of characters, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron - all pushing eighty whose boldness, tenacity and joie de vie (with no filters) make this an entertaining and hilarious whodunnit.
‘The Thursday Murder Club’ is indeed a book club pleaser that we all yearn for from time to time. With its short digestible chapters that make it easy to pick up and its straight talking storyline with a strong driving pace this novel can be read in many forms. For the Den the audible version read by Lesley Manville worked brilliantly. With two more instalments in the pipeline and film rights secured with Steven Spielberg we are confident book clubs will relish this read, especially as it’s now in paperback with a follow up, 'The Man Who Died Twice', also released (September 21). A loveable whodunnit.
Richard Osman has recently won Author of the Year By British Book Awards.