The Thursday Murder Club

By Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman
  • Release Date: 2020-09-22
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,080 Ratings


A New York Times bestseller | Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment

“Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal
“Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to...

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?


  • Quick Witted Fun

    By Mpb68@tn
    Dances along on a breeze then surprises you with deep turns into the human experience. Great fun.
  • Amusing yet touching

    By unbuggy
    Entertaining and insightful.
  • Delightful characters

    By Easterner1
    The novel develops several characters in great detail, and gives them rich personalities. These characterizations are, for me, a greater strength than the story line. The book was altogether entertaining.
  • Must read

    By 53CW
    If you love trying to solve mysteries or crimes. This is the book for you. So many twists and turns that you think you have it solved and wham the author throws on another twist. The characters are are what make it enjoyable !! It started out slow for me. But so glad I kept going .Enjoy!!!!’
  • The Thursday Murder Club

    By Eunie Ray
    Loved it!! Absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to read the next one in the series.
  • Thursday Murder Club

    By dory0133
    Although the beginning was a little slow for me, I was completely drawn into this witty, charming, suspenseful novel. Enjoyed every bit of it and can’t wait to read what’s next for the Thursday Murder Club.
  • A Slow But Steady Cozy Mystery

    By Lauren Michele Stewart
    Seeing rave reviews beforehand drove my expectations sky high, but thankfully I had a pleasant reading experience. The small English village setting where everyone knows everyone gave me the cozy mystery vibes I was looking for. Warning: Do not expect a thrilling amount of action! Aside from the descriptions and discussions of criminal cases ranging from smuggling to murder, you’re following four sleuthing seventy-year-olds who live in a retirement community. They’re plucky and capable of more than expected but still have their limits. If you align your expectations with the acitivity levels of Marple or Poirot, you’ll have a much better chance of enjoying this slow but steady mystery. Despite more than ten characters and one hundred chapters, the Thursday Murder Club stays front and center, mentioned or appearing in approximately seventy-five percent of the book. Included in those ninety chapters are twenty-five diary entries from Joyce Meadowcroft, giving personal updates as the murder investigation moves along. Joyce is definitely my favorite character so far. She brings medical knowledge to the table as a former nurse, and I relate to her being underestimated just because she’s quiet. Using that to her advantage, she gets the inside scoop and spreads the word before you even know she was there. Turning lemons into opportunity. I love it! I’m assuming the next three books will feature POV chapters from the other club members which is a nice way to get acquainted with the main characters. I’m excited to learn more about them, especially enigmatic, former spy Elizabeth. She has secrets, and I want to know every single one. Let’s go back to what I discussed earlier because the one element holding “The Thursday Murder Club” back from a perfect rating is pace. I’ve read and loved slow burn mysteries before but this time found my attention wandering every few pages. I had to purpose to sit down and focus because I wasn’t feeling eager to dive back in. Eventually I got into a reading groove and enjoyed the story, even getting emotional a few times. It was interesting to read about an age group looking at the end of their life and dealing with the circumstances that come with that. The main characters carry some heavy burdens such as disrespect from younger persons, loved ones with dementia, and grief over the constant loss of friends and acquaintances. That kind of subject matter makes you realize there is no age when you know everything, and your days are smooth sailing. Every phase of life come with its own set of challenges, and you will always be a student, learning through the ups and downs. Struggles aside, I’m so glad I picked this up because the age aspect was outside my comfort zone and thought-provoking. I’m settling on four stars and recommend this book to cozy mystery fans who don’t mind a slow burn and a tear or two. • -> Full content breakdown on my blog LaurenMicheleLifestyle on Wordpress
  • Thursday Murder Club

    By Madofar2
    Very humorous murder mystery. Contemporary writing style with hilarious slang incorporated. A lot of characters!
  • Lovely

    By carocross
    Just read this book again! Wonderful fun. Good story and interesting cast of characters.
  • Great read

    By Kmo261244
    Such a good read. Humor mixed with the thrill of a mystery.