Author: Richard Osman
Reviewed by Chloe, owner of Putnam Six Bookstore
The Thursday Murder Club is the debut mystery novel by author Richard Osman. He is primarily known for being a television presenter and comedian in Britain, and that lightheartedness and humor certainly come through in this book.
The Thursday Murder Club focuses on four senior citizens – Ron, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Elizabeth – who live in a luxury retirement village and meet every week to discuss unsolved crimes. When an actual murder occurs on the property, this unlikely group jumps into action with their quirky methods to try to solve the case.
This mystery is not gory like other thrillers and never gets too heavy or bogged down in police procedure. At times there are quite a few moving parts, and it can be a little difficult to keep everything straight. But overall, this whodunit has wonderful main characters, some heartwarming scenes, and a thick dose of delightful British humor – just a nice light, charming read.
The Thursday Murder Club is now available in hardback and paperback, and its sequel – The Man Who Died Twice – is due out in late September 2021. Call (580) 297-5089 to reserve your copy today!