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  • Published: 3 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241988299
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

The Thursday Murder Club

The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller




The first in a heart-warming and addictive series about four OAPs-turned-detectives, from the much-loved TV presenter

'A little beacon of pleasure...SUCH FUN!' KATE ATKINSON Brought to you by Penguin: THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN, read by Lesley Manville

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 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?

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

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

'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

'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 '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 joy... Absolutely loved it' Jane Fallon'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

'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

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

'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

  • Published: 3 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241988299
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download

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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