The Thursday Murder Club
Books | Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
A New York Times bestseller | Soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment “Witty, endearing and greatly entertaining.” —Wall Street Journal “Don’t trust anyone, including the four septuagenarian sleuths in Osman’s own laugh-out-loud whodunit.” —Parade Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves A female cop with her first big case A brutal murder Welcome to... THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUBIn a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?
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"This book deserves its hype. I laughed, and I cried, and I can't wait to read the next. I'm intrigued they are making this into a movie, but I can't help but think a mini series would be better. An awful lot happens in this book. Regardless, Helen Mirren had better be cast, because I think she'd be perfect. My fav characters were actually Johnny and Baghid, though all the characters were compelling. They felt real, and most importantly, flawed. Ones life is never without both good & bad."
"I can say this is a decent book. I picked it up after I loved the show “only murders in the building” hoping to meet another unlikely group solving crimes. The group dynamics were the strongest part of book and kept me reading. However, I like to solve the mystery with the group but I couldn’t while struggling to keep track of the multitude of people and their relationships. Rather than putting together clues and theories with the main characters, I felt like a confused outsider who didn’t understand each breakthrough until explained in detail by the characters. It was a little disappointing but maybe just a me problem."
"The murder mystery was good but I didn’t really like the writing style. Especially with the dialogue. Like one of the dialogue parts was like “agreed” agrees Chris which is too many agrees in one line. Then other parts were like “thank you” says Ron then “thank you” says Joyce. It would have been better to say “thank you” said Ron and Joyce. Another thing I didn’t like was Joyces diary entries bc half the time shes not even talking about the murders. I think it would have been better to see Elizabeths diary entries. But I did like the murder mystery part cuz I couldn’t figure it out myself so it was a surprising plot twist."
"Took a bit to follow along, but picked up 1/2 way through. I loved the concept of having it based in a senior community. They have a lot of life left in them and it comes through in the book! Great ending!"