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The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
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    Sep 2020, 368 pages
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    Aug 2021, 384 pages

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Debbie Morrison
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Richard Osman's hilarious debut features a plucky group of septuagenarians, a young wannabe detective and a murder mystery decades in the making.

They say life begins at 40, but after reading The Thursday Murder Club, I'd say there's a strong argument that life actually begins after 65. Richard Osman's debut mystery novel centers around an upscale retirement community called Coopers Chase in the English county of Kent and the members of the "Thursday Murder Club" who live there. Elizabeth is a former who-knows-what for sure (but certainly a secret agent of some sort). Ron is a former union boss who's never met a fight or an audience he didn't like. Ibrahim is a former psychiatrist whose habits are as tidy and precise as his mind. And Joyce is a former nurse whose pleasant, unassuming nature makes her the perfect co-conspirator for any occasion.

When readers first meet them, the club has been convening every Thursday to delve into cold cases collected by founding member and former police inspector, Penny. Unfortunately, Penny's...

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