The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

A friend told me about this book a while ago so I checked it out. It’s the first novel by Osman, who is an English television personality. He intends this to be a series of four books about these older people in a luxury retirement complex in Kent. The second one, The Man Who Died Twice, is also out now. There are already talks about a TV series and maybe a movie.

This is a fun premise that mostly works. The main characters meet every Thursday to talk about murder, both old unsolved cases and a current one on the retirement complex premises. There’s a bit of political drama as well, including the residents needing to defend the property on which the complex stands. The book is often very funny, but I thought the storyline dragged a bit in the middle. I did enjoy the characters, and there is quite a bit of thoughtful writing about aging and its challenges, as well the dynamics of grief.

I’m looking forward to reading the next one, and certainly recommend The Thursday Murder Club for a light, fun read.

One thought on “The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

  1. Liked the first one and looking forward to the second. It’s fun to think about the kind of mayhem we could muster up in a old folks home!


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