What to expect

Brought to you by Penguin.

Read by Lesley Manville and featuring an exclusive Q&A between Richard Osman and Marian Keyes.

THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING 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 killings.

But when a local property developer shows up dead, ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

The four friends, 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?

It is great to listen to a feelgood story that wittily reflects society as it is rather than beating the drum of a fashionable cause. Lesley Manville, shortly to be Princess Margaret in The Crown, has so far been sparing in recording audiobooks, but she skilfully immerses herself in Richard Osman’s characters, making the most of his comic flair.The Sunday Times

‘A little beacon of pleasure…SUCH FUN!’ KATE ATKINSON

‘What a great read this book is. Brimming with fascinating characters, humour, intrigue and warmth. And of course a brilliant whodunnit’ Lesley Manville

Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralledHarlan Coben

Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy’ Marian Keyes

© Richard Osman 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Critics Review

  • ‘A little beacon of pleasure…SUCH FUN!’

    Kate Atkinson
  • ‘So smart and funny. Deplorably good’

    Ian Rankin
  • ‘Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy’

    Marian Keyes
  • ‘A gripping read and rather moving’

    Sunday Times
  • ‘Funny, clever and achingly British – what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?’

    Adam Kay
  • ‘A superb debut. Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of’

    Mark Billingham

More from the same

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to get tailored content recommendations, product updates and info on new releases. Your data is your own: we commit to protect your data and respect your privacy.