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  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241988268
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

The Thursday Murder Club

The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller




Four unlikely friends
A shocking murder
Welcome to THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

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?

  • Published: 15 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241988268
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Richard Osman

Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. Richard rose to fame presenting Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard's popularity and tremendous knowledge of trivia led to him presenting his own BBC quiz,Two Tribes along with Insert NameHere, Child Genius and Richard Osman's House of Games. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times.

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Praise for 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

'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

'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

'I completely loved this book! It's so warmly written and so funny, the characters and setting both wonderfully depicted'

Debbie Howells

'A bundle of joy... Absolutely loved it'

Jane Fallon

'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

'A brilliant debut - The Thursday Murder Club is a rare combination of mystery, intrigue, wisdom and humour. I loved it!'

Alex Lake

'What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit'

Lesley Manville

'A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!'

Kate Atkinson

'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

'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

'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

'Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertaining - utterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it'

Shari Lapena

'Clever, clever plot, great gags, Ealing comedy set-ups'

Fiona Barton

'So smart and funny. Deplorably good'

Ian Rankin

'Written with a sharp satirical pen that gives it a cool, funny Pascal Garnier vibe'

Adrian McKinty

'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

'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

'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'

Will Dean

'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'

Alan Bradley

'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!'

Jeffrey Deaver

'This is properly brilliant. A stunning crime debut. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling'

Steve Cavanagh

'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'

Publishers Weekly

'A total pleasure. Endearing characters, a page-turning mystery and sudden throat-lump moments of tenderness. It is also very, very funny'

Abigail Dean

'Will delight crime and general fiction fans alike with its mix of British humour and small village life'

Simon Johnson, director for books at Amazon EU

'A gripping read and rather moving'

Sunday Times

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