Book Review: The Thursday Murder Club, by Richard Osman

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.

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 unorthadox but brilliant gang catch the killer before it’s too late?

“Are you interested in this book” asks my Grandma, the culprit of at least 30 of the books on my TBR pile. They make their way around my grandma and aunties, and a large amount of them have ended up on my ‘bath book’ shelf upstairs. The Other Half is despairing of this never ending stream of books entering the house, which I am about to tell my Grandma, but I make the mistake of actually looking at the book and yes, I am interested (thank you very much!).

To my credit, I had finished reading this book before it actually made it into the house, so he really can’t complain about piles of books that I’m never going to read (of course I’m going to read them one day….!). I also can’t claim to be sorry that I took it home with me, it was a hilarious read.

The Thursday Murder Club are absolutely outrageous, and I adore them for it. Reading this book I chuckled and grinned in turns, all while trying to work out whether I depserately wanted to meet them (and befriend them of course) or whether I desperately hoped never to meet them in a professional capacity (they would undoubtedly run rings around me, it would be terrifying).

It is undoubtedly the funniest ‘whodunnit’ I have read in quite a long time – possibly ever. Most ‘whodunnits’ are all about the suspense and mystery – this lot are mainly off on a jolly and frankly I wish I’d been there too.

I love the bits from Donna’s perspective, especially when the TMC start running rings around her boss and she 100% knows whats going on. Donna is a fun outside perspective, and the banter between her and Elizabeth through the book was both heartwarming and giggle inducing.

So yes, in a nutshell and without giving away any spoilers, it’s hilarious. Please do yourself a favour and read it.

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