Book Review | The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

Goodreads Blurb:

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 picked this one up after a recommendation from my Mum, and I am so thankful for it! The premise intrigued me, and (as always) I was in the mood for some mystery. The Thursday Murder Club ticked all those boxes and more (plus some I hadn’t even been looking for). This was a wonderful read – it was warm, funny, and suspenseful with a cast of vibrant characters, a few of which I would love to meet.

The Thursday Murder Club was such a wonderful read. For me, reading it felt like you were having a conversation with a friend, well multiple friends. The novel was written from multiple points of view. As I read further, I got to know each character and their motivations well, as well as their quirks, and some secrets that the other characters may never find out. This multi point of view style allowed for twists and cliff hangers to really shine, making this a real page turner once I was in the depths of the mystery.

I think one of my favourite features of this novel. They were all lovely to read about, and they had a great sense of humour making this at times laugh out loud funny. Each had their own unique speciality from their careers before they moved into the retirement village, and really added to the clever plotting of the novel. Character and setting both, were charming and warm hearted, and made this a unique ‘comfy’ murder mystery.

I highly recommend this novel to those who love a murder mystery with clever plotting and a cast of quick-witted characters, that when put together make for a warm-hearted and funny tale.

4 thoughts on “Book Review | The Thursday Murder Club, Richard Osman

  1. it is a great book, and the second one was just as good–maybe even better. i really like the way he doesn’t give any of these people “superpowers” other than intellectual ones. They don’t suddenly run a marathon or parkour round the town, Love your reviews. Dine

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    • It really was, I am keen to start the second one this month so that is good to hear! Exactly, they are all very human, they just use their brains in the best way possible.
      Thank you so much, I am so glad you do!


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