'While living in a swish retirement village in the English countryside is peaceful, it can also be deathly dull – until the sprightly members of the Thursday Murder Club add a little spice by reinvestigating old, unsolved murder cases. When a shady developer is killed, they seize the chance to put their sleuthing skills into practice...For a book to work as both hilariously funny and a proper ‘whodunnit’ is difficult, but this one does it with style and panache – an absolute joy!'
Recommended by Karina Clifford, Dubray Liffey Valley
In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.
But when a local property developer shows up dead, 'The Thursday Murder Club' find themselves in the middle of their first live case.
The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be octogenarians, but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB:
'A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of' Mark Billingham
. '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
. 'Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?' Adam Kay.
'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid.
'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
. 'Utterly charming and very, very clever. Exactly what you'd expect from Richard Osman writing a crime novel' Sarah Pinborough