The Thursday Murder Club , , , ,

A little beacon of pleasure’ — KATE ATKINSON

‘So smart and funny. Deplorably good’ — IAN RANKIN

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?


‘A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of’ — Mark Billingham

Compelling.  Mystery fans are going to be enthralled‘ — Harlan Coben

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

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

‘A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly’ — Val McDermid

Diabolically clever, very funny, highly entertainingutterly delightful. I completely fell in love with it’ — Shari Lapena

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

Utterly charming and very, very clever.  Exactly what you’d expect from Richard Osman writing a crime novel’ — Sarah Pinborough

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 bundle of joyAbsolutely loved it‘ — Jane Fallon

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