The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Title: The Thursday Murder Club
By: Richard Osman



This is the book that started off the Thursday Murder Club series.

The protagonists of this book are a foursome of retirees:

  • Joy, the main point of view character, a widowed nurse.
  • Elizabeth, a former employee of MI6 who can’t talk much about her career, and whose husband is in the early stages of dementia.
  • Ron, a former union leader, and
  • Ibrahim, an Egyptian psychiatrist.

They are joined by a young policewoman Donna and her boss Chris, who become their unlikely allies.

This book (and its sequels, but I’ll get to those) is laugh-out-loud funny. While I guessed at parts of it, the mystery is genuinely engrossing.

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