Do not underestimate senior citizens! Richard Osman’s foray into murder mystery ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ tells the story of a group of pensioners living in a retirement village, and their determination to solve a crime in their midst. First of all, I hope this village is real, because I want to move there when I reach 65. The setting is perfectly described and the residents are an eclectic group of men and women with skills honed over years in various professions. As they subtly manipulate the local plod into assisting their investigation, we find out about their backgrounds too. I loved it. It was full of twists and turns, and Richard Osman’s observations were hilarious but also poignant at times. 

This book is crying out to be filmed. I can just see it. Christmas night cosy mystery. Just after ‘Call The Midwife’. I hope Mr Osman has plans to write a whole series as I will be first in line for my copies.

I was given this ARC for review.

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