The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 1 in the A Thursday Murder Club Mystery series.
Considering this is a novel about murder, it may seem odd to call it the most charming and pleasant book I’ve read in the past few months. If you’re in the mood for a witty, lighthearted whodunnit that still has a robust mystery that will keep surprising you, you can’t do much better than this. Centering around four elderly amateur sleuths in a retirement village in the English countryside, it is a look at life and death in multiple senses.— From Geoff
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. His first novel, The Thursday Murder Club, was a #1 million-copy international bestseller and a New York Times bestseller; The Man Who Died Twice was also a #1 international bestseller and a New York Times bestseller. Critics have already described The Man Who Died Twice as “his second novel,” and his third novel, The Bullet That Missed, is forthcoming. 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