The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

fiction crime mystery
dark mysterious medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2020

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved killings.

But when a local property developer shows up dead, 'The Thursday Murder Club' find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

The four friends, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron, might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?

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Moods

mysterious 83%
funny 81%
lighthearted 57%
adventurous 35%
emotional 26%
hopeful 14%
relaxing 14%
dark 10%
sad 10%
reflective 8%
inspiring 7%
tense 5%
challenging 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 64%
fast 26%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 29% | Character: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 74% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 38% | Yes: 35% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.05