The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241988276
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
'Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny' Marian Keyes 'So smart and funny. Deplorably good' Ian Rankin 'Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny' Mark Billingham 'A gripping read' Sunday Times THE FIRST BOOK IN THE #1 BESTSELLING, MULTI MILLION COPY SELLING SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMAN ---------------------------------------------- In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders. But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves in the middle of their first live case. 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? The Times Crime Book of the Month Guardian Best Crime and Thrillers ---------------------------------------------- 'A great read, I really enjoyed it' Graham Norton, Home Stretch 'As the bodies pile up, and more is revealed of the lives and loves of Joyce, Ibrahim, Ron and Elizabeth, you can't help cheering them on - and hoping to meet them again soon' The Times, Crime Book of the Month 'Mystery fans are going to be enthralled' Harlan Coban, Win 'Pure escapism' Guardian, Best Crime and Thrillers 'One of the most enjoyable books of the year' Daily Express 'A beacon of pleasure' Kate Atkinson, Behind The Scenes At The Museum 'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard 'Funny, clever and achingly British' Adam Kay, This Is Going to Hurt 'An exciting new talent in crime fiction' Daily Mail 'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid, 1979 'Delight after delight from first page to last' Red Magazine 'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena, Not a Happy Family 'This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can't stop smiling' Steve Cavanagh, The Devil's Advocate 'Charming, clever debut' Stylist 'I laughed my arse off' Belinda Bauer, Exit 'A witty and poignant tale' Daily Telegraph 'Clever, clever plot' Fiona Barton, Local Gone Missing 'An absolutely delightful read' Prima Magazine 'Utterly charming' Sarah Pinborough, Insomnia 'Funny and original' Sun 'Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy' Araminta Hall, Hidden Depths 'This is one of the most delightful novels of the year' Daily Mirror 'A bundle of joy' Jane Fallon, Worst Idea Ever

The Thursday Murder Club

The Thursday Murder Club PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 9780241425442
Category : Clubs
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
Krimi. 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 octogenarians, but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it's too late?

The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1984881000
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
An instant New York Times bestseller! The second gripping novel in the New York Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment “It’s taken a mere two books for Richard Osman to vault into the upper leagues of crime writers. . . The Man Who Died Twice. . . dives right into joyous fun." —The New York Times Book Review Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim—the Thursday Murder Club—are still riding high off their recent real-life murder case and are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Cooper’s Chase, their posh retirement village. But they are out of luck. An unexpected visitor—an old pal of Elizabeth’s (or perhaps more than just a pal?)—arrives, desperate for her help. He has been accused of stealing diamonds worth millions from the wrong men and he’s seriously on the lam. Then, as night follows day, the first body is found. But not the last. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim are up against a ruthless murderer who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can our four friends catch the killer before the killer catches them? And if they find the diamonds, too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus? You should never put anything beyond the Thursday Murder Club. Richard Osman is back with everyone’s favorite mystery-solving quartet, and the second installment of the Thursday Murder Club series is just as clever and warm as the first—an unputdownable, laugh-out-loud pleasure of a read.

The Bullet That Missed

The Bullet That Missed PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0593299396
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman. It is an ordinary Thursday, and things should finally be returning to normal. Except trouble is never far away where the Thursday Murder Club are concerned. A local news legend is on the hunt for a sensational headline, and soon the gang are hot on the trail of two murders, ten years apart. To make matters worse, Elizabeth is paid a visit in which she’s presented with a deadly mission: kill or be killed… While Elizabeth grapples with her conscience (and a gun), the gang and their unlikely new friends--including TV stars, money launderers and ex-KGB colonels--unravel a fresh mystery. But can they catch the culprit and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice PDF Book Detail Author: Richard Osman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024198825X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 448

Book Description
'Moving, hilarious, brilliantly suspenseful' Jeffery Deaver 'A thing of joy' Kate Atkinson 'The tonic we all need' Shari Lapena 'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' The Times THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN ---------------------------------------------- It's the following Thursday. Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life. As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus? But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them? ---------------------------------------------- 'I absolutely loved it. He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better' Philippa Perry, The Book you Wish Your Parents Had Read 'Twisty, witty fun' Sunday Express 'Superbly entertaining' Guardian 'I laughed my arse off' Belinda Bauer, Exit 'Funny, clever and achingly British' Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt 'Full of humour and heart. I loved it' Harlan Coben, Win 'Darkly funny, offbeat and deftly written' Irish Independent 'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard 'If you liked The Thursday Murder Club, you're in for a treat, as this sequel is even better' Good Housekeeping 'Warm, funny and oh-so British' i 'A properly funny mystery steeped in Agatha Christie' Araminta Hall, Hidden Depths 'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' Linwood Barclay 'Osman's world is a soothing place to be' Sunday Telegraph 'Pure pleasure to read' Observer 'Clever, warm and very funny... they'll cradle you through any winter of discontent' Richard and Judy, Daily Express

A Death in the Woods

A Death in the Woods PDF Book Detail Author: M B Vincent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471168263
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
SMALL TOWN LIFE CAN BE MURDEROUS . . . 'This is the most cheerful book about murder I've ever read' The Bookbag Welcome to Castle Kidbury - a pretty town in a green West Country valley. It's home to all sorts of people, with all the stresses and joys of modern life, but with a town square and a proper butcher's. It also has, for our purposes, a rash of gory murders ... A dead body is found in the tacky 1970s splendour of the local Jolly Cook diner. Nailed to the plastic seating, on the formica table in front of it is a complimentary lollipop, the sort given to kids as they leave the cafe. Bodies begin to pile up. The police believe a serial killer is at work. While local sleuth Jess Castle chases this new villain, she also wrestles with her attraction to Mitch, a newcomer to Castle Kidbury. His can-do Aussie attitude, coupled with the pathos of a lone man bringing up a gaggle of barefoot kids, affects her deeply. Lawyer Rupert, who has always had a soft spot for Jess, doesn’t like it one bit. Fast-paced and funny, this is perfect for fans of MC Beaton’s Agatha Raisin, and classic murder mysteries!

The Unexpected Love Story of Lexie Byrne aged 39 1 2

The Unexpected Love Story of Lexie Byrne  aged 39 1 2  PDF Book Detail Author: Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1785303465
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
An irresistible love story . . . delivered with sparkle and wit (in a too-tight red dress!) Meet Lexie Byrne. The big 4-0 is looming, but she's perfectly content without a man. How else could she watch movies on repeat and eat crisp sandwiches in bed? Finally free of her love-rat ex, she's never settling again. Nothing less than 'The One' will do. Then, after an electrifying encounter on a wild St Patrick's Day, Lexie takes a leap of faith and a flight across the Irish Sea. But as sparks fly, Lexie's dreams take a serious nosedive. Until an arrival no one anticipated . . . Will the unexpected love story of Lexie Byrne have a happy ending after all? 'A fun, warm-hearted romp' Marian Keyes 'Fiercely funny and heart-warming!' Laura Whitmore

The Windsor Knot

The Windsor Knot PDF Book Detail Author: SJ Bennett
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre Ltd.
ISBN: 1838773185
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
For fans of The Crown and The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. On a perfect Spring morning at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II will enjoy a cup of tea, carry out all her royal duties . . . and solve a murder. 'Like an episode of The Crown - but with a spicy dish of murder on the side' (DAILY MAIL) ______________________ The morning after a dinner party at Windsor Castle, eighty-nine-year-old Queen Elizabeth is shocked to discover that one of her guests has been found murdered in his room, with a rope around his neck. When the police begin to suspect her loyal servants, Her Majesty knows they are looking in the wrong place. For the Queen has been living an extraordinary double life ever since her coronation. Away from the public eye, she has a brilliant knack for solving crimes. With her household's happiness on the line, her secret must not get out. Can the Queen and her trusted secretary Rozie catch the killer, without getting caught themselves? Miss Marple meets The Crown in The Windsor Knot, the first book in the 'Her Majesty The Queen Investigates' mystery series by SJ Bennett - for fans of The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin. ______________________ PRAISE FOR THE WINDSOR KNOT: 'Hilarious, affectionate, and so well observed . . . I loved it' - JOANNE HARRIS 'A total joy' - NINA STIBBE 'A highly original and delightfully charming crime series' - ADELE PARKS 'Possibly the most adorable crime novel out this year' - RUTH WARE 'Charming, cosy and respectful' - GUARDIAN 'Gently hilarious and utterly charming' - AMANDA CRAIG

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark PDF Book Detail Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408890488
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description

A Shot in the Dark

A Shot in the Dark PDF Book Detail Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408890496
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
WINNER OF THE CRIMEFEST LAST LAUGH AWARD 2019 The charming first novel in a new comic crime series, from one of Britain's most-loved writers, the incomparable Lynne Truss 'More Marx Brothers than Agatha Christie, this is crime fiction turned on its head - a giddy spell of sheer delight' Daily Mail Brighton, 1957. Inspector Steine rather enjoys his life as a policeman by the sea. No criminals, no crime, no stress. So it's really rather annoying when an ambitious – not to mention irritating – new constable shows up to work and starts investigating a series of burglaries. And it's even more annoying when, after Constable Twitten is despatched to the theatre for the night, he sits next to a vicious theatre critic who is promptly shot dead part way through the opening night of a new play. It seems Brighton may be in need of a police force after all...

Murder by Milk Bottle

Murder by Milk Bottle PDF Book Detail Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1526609800
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
***Shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2021*** THE ACCLAIMED MURDER MYSTERY FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, PERFECT FOR FANS OF RICHARD OSMAN 'Funny, clever, charming, imaginative and nostalgic' The Times 'Terrific' Mail on Sunday 'A giddy spell of sheer delight' Daily Mail The August bank holiday is approaching and after two extremely high-profile murder cases, Constable Twitten is eagerly anticipating a quiet spell at work. But then they find the bodies – and the milk bottles. Three seemingly unconnected victims – a hard-working AA patrolman, a would-be Beauty Queen, a catty BBC radio personality – have all been killed with the same, highly unusual murder weapon. Constable Twitten, Sergeant Brunswick and Inspector Steine are initially baffled, the town is alarmed, and the local newspaper is delighted: after all, what sells papers better than a killer on the loose? Can our redoubtable trio solve the case and catch this most curious of killers before they strike again? 'The glorious return of Constable Twitten is a cause for celebration... the fun is in Truss's keen ear for dialogue, original comic characters and affectionate(ish) recreation of a seaside resort in its slightly sleazy heyday' Sunday Times Crime Club

Death at Noon book 1

Death at Noon   book 1 PDF Book Detail Author: Valentina Morelli
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8728062450
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 108

Book Description
Benvenuto a Santa Caterina - a picturesque village in the heart of Tuscany where the bells of the local Abbey ring loud and clear across the idyllic rolling green hillsides. But wait, it's noon in the Abbey of Santa Caterina - and Sister Isabella is puzzled by the silence - why are the bells not ringing? As Isabella ponders this mystery, she makes a horrific discovery: Sister Raffaella is lying lifeless in the cloister. At first glance, it seems as though the dead nun must have fallen from the belfry. But then what is the meaning of the number that was drawn in the dust by the body? Was this really an accident, as the Mother Superior is stonily insisting? Isabella doesn't believe so. Together with the young Carabiniere Matteo, Isabella begins an investigation of her own and soon uncovers a dark secret... now only divine intervention can help! Monastery, murder and dolce vita - a crime series like a holiday under the Italian sun. Fans of Richard Osman's 'Thursday Murder Club' will love this humorous cosy crime read. An intrepid nun makes it her life's work to solve crimes, large and small, that are committed in a picturesque Tuscan village, Santa Caterina. Carabiniere Matteo is happy for this heavenly help, because as Santa Caterina's only policeman, he certainly has his hands full! Valentina Morelli is a German author. With the Sister Isabella Series, she pays homage to her spiritual homeland, and captures the unique feel of life in Tuscany. For her, murder mysteries are a way of telling human stories.

The Man That Got Away

The Man That Got Away PDF Book Detail Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408890569
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
A Times Crime Novel of the Year In the second instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series, our trio of detectives must investigate the murder of a hapless romantic; an aristocratic con man on the prowl; and a dodgy Brighton nightspot... It is summer in Brighton and the Brighton Belles are on hand to answer any holidaymaker's queries, no matter how big or small. The quickest way to the station, how many pebbles are on the beach and what exactly has happened to that young man lying in the deckchair with blood dripping from him? Constable Twitten has a hunch that the fiendish murder may be connected to a notorious Brighton nightspot and the family that run it, but Inspector Steine is – as ever – distracted by other issues, not least having his own waxwork model made and an unexpected arrival, while Sergeant Brunswick is just delighted to have spied an opportunity to finally be allowed to go undercover... Our incomparable team of detectives are back for another outing in the new instalment of Lynne Truss's joyfully quirky crime series. Murder by Milk Bottle, the third in the Constable Twitten series, publishes in July 2020 and is available for pre-order now.

Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death

Jess Castle and the Eyeballs of Death PDF Book Detail Author: M B Vincent
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471168247
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400

Book Description
'This is the most cheerful book about murder I've ever read. If the writings of Agatha Christie and Peter Kay ever had a baby, I like to think it would read something like this' The Bookbag Welcome to Castle Kidbury - a pretty town in a green West Country valley. It's home to all sorts of people, with all the stresses and joys of modern life, but with a town square and a proper butcher's. It also has, for our purposes, a rash of gory murders ... ***Fast-paced and funny, this is a must-read for all fans of a classic murder mystery - think The Vicar of Dibley meets Midsomer Murders *** Jess Castle is running away. Again. This time she's running back home, like she swore she never would. Castle Kidbury, like all small towns, hums with gossip but now it's plagued with murder of the most gruesome kind. Jess instinctively believes that the hippyish cult camped out on the edge of town are not responsible for the spate of crucifixions that blights the pretty landscape. Her father, a respected judge, despairs of Jess as she infiltrates the cult and manages, not for the first time, to get herself arrested. Rupert Lawson, a schooldays crush who's now a barrister, bails her out. Jess ropes in a reluctant Rupert as she gatecrashes the murder investigation of DS Eden. A by-the-book copper, Eden has to admit that intuitive, eccentric Jess has the nose of a detective. As the gory murders pile up, there’s nothing to connect the victims. And yet, the clues are there if you look hard enough. Perfect for fans of MC Beaton, this is cosy crime at its most entertaining and enthralling.

Murder on the Beach

Murder on the Beach PDF Book Detail Author: Daisy White
Publisher: Chloe Canton Mystery
ISBN: 9781913942847
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 266

Book Description
Death is in the air . . . Chloe Canton has settled into life on the island and business is booming. The summer season in Bermuda brings new clients to the riding stables, and when Chloe's friend Maria asks her to help with a celebrity wedding, Chloe is delighted. Reality TV stars Lara Turner and Eddie Bristol want a beach wedding and a golden horse, and Chloe is happy to oblige. But she is unprepared for the celebrity circus which surrounds them, or the unwelcome appearance of her ex-husband, Mark. No sooner have the happy couple arrived on the island, than a body is found floating in the crystal ocean waters. As other events continue to shock the bride and groom-to-be, Chloe finds she herself drawn into a celebrity mystery that will rock the tranquil island to its core. Murder on the Beach is the second book in the gripping Chloe Canton Mystery Series though can also be read as a brilliant stand-alone novel. What readers are saying about The Chloe Canton Mystery Series: "Intrigue, Sunshine and Horses . . . What's not to love?!" "A book to make you fall in love with Bermuda . . ." "I was soon transported to paradise . . ." "Great escapism . . ." "A great murder mystery in A Beautiful setting . . ." Also available in The Chloe Canton Mystery Series: Book 1: Murder On Island-- Set on beautiful Bermuda, Murder On The Beach is perfect escapism. It will appeal to readers of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club as well as fans of authors like LJ Ross and Faith Martin.

MURDER ON THE BOAT a Gripping Cozy Crime Mystery Full of Twists

MURDER ON THE BOAT a Gripping Cozy Crime Mystery Full of Twists PDF Book Detail Author: Jane Adams
Publisher: Joffe Books
ISBN: 9781804050569
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Cool little multi-layered mystery about a quaint seaside town. Intriguing." Mamatufy If you love Miss Marple or Agatha Raisin, you'll love Rina! _______________________ Originally published as The Power of One. Meet Rina Martin, a retired actress with a taste for tea, gardening and crime solving. She played a TV sleuth for years, but now she has to do it for real. One glorious morning, Rina heads out for a stroll along Frampton promenade, where all is picture-perfect . . . Until she spots something that stops her in her tracks. A luxury yacht sailing round in circles. Rina knows that can't be right. As for the captain, he is nowhere to be seen. Until coastguards board the yacht - to find him shot dead. Execution-style. The captain's name is Paul de Freitas: a high-powered software designer from out of town. What was he doing in Frampton, and who is the mystery man who shared his fate? Rina's determined to get to the bottom of it all - but has she finally bitten off more than she can chew? If you love Agatha Christie, Jeanne M. Dams, The Thursday Murder Club, Glenda Young, Stella Cameron, Frances Evesham or Ann Cleeves, prepare to be hooked by this enchanting character-driven mystery! _______________________ What readers are saying about the Rina Martin mysteries: "Miss Marple fans will find a lot to like." Publishers Weekly "Rina's kickoff emphasizes people and place, letting the reader in on secrets early and relying on psychological conflict to drive the appealing plot." Kirkus ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A new and better Miss Marple . . . she is intelligent, observant and a most welcome to the DI . . . you'll fall in love with the characters. This reads like a good movie . . . I heartily give this a big thumbs-up." Vicki ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Three cheers for Jane Adams!" Linda ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This is my first book by this author and I will eagerly await more!" Nancy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Murder She Wrote is an apt comparison - Rina Martin is sharp and no-nonsense. She knows a bit about law, a bit about murder - and a lot about human nature." Carmen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "If you like Agatha Christie and Patricia Wentworth, give these books a try." Pamela THE DETECTIVE Determined and compassionate, Rina Martin on a mission is an unstoppable force. When Rina retired from acting, she bought a B & B in Frantham on Sea. There, she has a quirky cast of full-time boarders, including wannabe magician Tim. She only wanted a quiet life. Instead, events propel Rina into full investigation mode, and she gets a taste for sleuthing. Can she help it if crimes just keep turning up on her doorstep? THE SETTING Tucked away in a charming little bay on the Jurassic coast, Frantham on Sea is a typical Victorian seaside town, with a picture-perfect promenade, B & Bs, and a grand hotel perched atop the headland. At the end of the promenade is the police station, where the officers' days have always been short and uneventful - until Rina comes to town, and things take a turn for the sinister. ALSO BY JANE ADAMS RINA MARTIN MYSTERY SERIES Book 1: MURDER ON SEA Book 2: MURDER ON THE CLIFF Book 3: MURDER ON THE BOAT MERROW & CLARKE Book 1: SAFE DETECTIVE MIKE CROFT SERIES Book 1: THE GREENWAY Book 2: THE SECRETS Book 3: THEIR FINAL MOMENTS Book 4: THE LIAR DETECTIVE RAY FLOWERS SERIES Book 1: THE APOTHECARY'S DAUGHTER Book 2: THE UNWILLING SON Book 3: THE DROWNING MEN Book 4: THE SISTER'S TWIN DETECTIVE ROZLYN PRIEST Book 1: BURY ME DEEP STANDALONES THE OTHER WOMAN

The Retreat

The Retreat PDF Book Detail Author: Sarah Pearse
Publisher: Bantam Press
ISBN: 9781787633346
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description