The Thursday Murder Club
By Richard Osman
A murder, a group of nosy pensioners and an array of wicked suspects, all with a motive. Welcome to Coopers Chase.
Welcome back bookish friends! Today I am talking about Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club. I know I am late to the party of this brilliant book but this is a blog where I talk about all the books I love. The new, the old and the downright beautiful. So instead of talking about a new release, I'm talking about this book and a corker it is! So before I get into my thoughts, how about I tell you what it's about.
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER 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?
This was perfection if I'd ever seen it.
I'd seen a lot of hype over Richard Osman's debut and it got me thinking. Is it because he's a celebrity? Or is it because he is actually a really good writer? I'm always a bit weary when celebrities release a novel as many people read a book because of the name of the writer other than the writing inside. However, my worries weren't needed as this was just so well done!
I've always been a fan of the old nosy people who investigate murder despite the police telling them to stay out of it. After all, the police are the experts right? I grew up with watching Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and I hoped that this book would have the same vibes.
It has comedy, murder and so many twists and turns, this book is jam packed with clever writing that I was in absolute awe and didn't want it to end. It's most definitely one of those books that you keep saying, "Just one more chapter" and before you know it, it's 2am in the morning. The characters are brilliant and there is so much depth to them that they feel so real. The plot is clever and intriguing throughout and just when you think you have it figured out. BAM. There comes the twist! I guess I'm trying to say is that this book really is worth the hype, it's an amazing book with an amazing cast of characters and wicked suspects, a must read for sure.
If you're a fan of shows like Miss Marple, Murder She Wrote and Midsomer Murdered then you really should give The Thursday Murder Club a read, you might love it!
Rating: 4* out of 5
After all, tomorrow is another day spent reading.
Till next time,
The Thursday Murder Club is available to buy now from Amazon in various forms but if you're able to support your local bookshop then please do!
Also, The Thursday Murder Club: The Man who Died Twice is due to be released 16/09/2021 and is available to pre-order now!