The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman



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?

My Thoughts

I am always wary of books written by celebrities, will it be any good? Did they write it themselves?

Well a few pages into the book and I completely forgot that it was written by TV presenter Richard Osman.

For the very beginning the writing was so good that I did not here Richard Osman’s voice at all, the characters we so well defined that each had their own voice that I could clearly hear, each one had their own identities and characteristics that I was soon drawn in to the plot.

From the start to the end Osman keeps you guessing about the motives and possible killer or killers, the suspense builds and I found myself trying to guess, incorrectly who the killer was.

I loved the characters in the Murder Club, feisty, intelligent with interesting back stories, some intriguing, some more tragic, this book will grip you to the end and bring a tear to your eye at the resolution.

With book two in the works and a possible film adaptation on it’s way Osman’s series is definitely one to check out and keep an eye on.


5/5 from me 


About Andrea Pryke

I have been collecting Marilyn Monroe items since 1990 and the collection includes around 400 books, as well as films, documentaries, dolls, records and all sorts of other items
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