The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

Osman’s debut murder mystery is, in a word, adorable. The popular British tv presenter and comedian has written a sweet, funny, poignant and also truly excellent murder mystery. His elderly crime-solvers, four retirees at an exclusive retirement community, are fearless and brilliant. The two hapless police officers trying to solve the crime are a first bemused, then irritated, and finally resigned and awed by the Thursday Murder Club’s skills. The story is told partially in third-person, aided with excerpts from the diary of Joyce, one of the club members. She takes it all in stride, writing excitedly about being “the sort of person who has to keep their phone on!” along with commentary on baking, friend’s grand-childen and their investigations. More books are in the works already, and I can’t wait!