The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Published: September 2020, Viking Books UK
Swathi’s Rating: 5 Shiny stars!
What a delightful read! Witty, humorous, heartfelt and utterly entertaining characters and a wonder start to a new series!
The Thursday Murder Club is an elite group of elderly people who live in a beautiful village for elders and these brilliant group of club spend their hours working on unsolved cases, buried deep, and unwanted by the police. Mostly it’s all a hobby, a pass time even to kill their evil idle hours. Until one day Tony Curran, a thug who is a possible rival to their community owner Ian Ventham is killed in his own house and suddenly the Club has a live case to solve!
So begins their own investigation, under the prying eyes and brains of these members, nothing could ever escape, certainly not the truth. Get ready for a steady dose of humor, knowledge and so many interesting stories, dropped here and there in a delightful engaging way in this wonderfully written lyrical suspense thriller.
Some books belong to more than just a single genre. The Thursday Murder Club is a wonderful book, it’s a cozy thriller, filled with wit and humor. A strong premise with so many memorable characters to make the readers fall in love with.
I’m pretty sure every single reader is about to share a new found respect for elderly people. Never underestimate the age and experience of the people who’d seen the world for more years than you. What a great idea for a novel.
I was on the Bookstagram tour for the Book, invited by the lovely people at Viking Books UK to whom I am eternally grateful.
About the Author
Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first novel. He is well known for TV shows including Pointless and Richard Osman’s House of Games. As the creative director of Endemol UK, Richard has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is also a regular on panel and game shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Taskmaster.