Saturday 26 September 2020

INSTAGRAM TOUR: The Thursday Murder Club - 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?

What did I think?

This has to be one of the most eagerly anticipated debuts of the year, due to Richard Osman already being a household name.  Although we're used to seeing him on our screens rather than his name on books, he's certainly proven that he can write with his clever, witty debut, The Thursday Murder Club.

Richard Osman has written a fabulous murder mystery, peppering his prose with clues for us readers to gather as we join in the sleuthing with this colourful cast of characters.  Setting the story in a retirement village is so much fun as we all know how naughty the older generation can be, especially when they're full of cake and vodka.  Elizabeth is the ringleader of this merry quartet who meet up on a Thursday to try to solve the unsolvable.  When a murder happens close to home they can't help but stick their noses in, much to the exasperation of the local police force.  Only ex-London policewoman, PC Donna De Freitas sees how useful the club can be but she isn't on the murder case...yet.

Hugely entertaining with an intriguing storyline, a colourful cast of characters and plenty of giggles, The Thursday Murder Club is a fabulous debut from Richard Osman.  It's great to have an older cast of characters for a change and I'm delighted that this is the first of a new series.  I felt quite sad to turn the final page so I'm already looking forward to revisiting my new friends at Coopers Chase Retirement Village.

This is a book that is already topping the charts and I'm sure that it's going to be there for quite some time.  It's a sharp and entertaining debut that's well worth a read and I'll certainly be recommending it to murder mystery fans.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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