Thursday Murder Club – The Book Club @ Leitrim Daily: November 2020

The Book Club @ Leitrim Daily is in session. Despite the coronavirus restrictions our Book Club panel were eager to share their thoughts on the first full episode of our series with Richard Osman’s bestselling ‘Thursday Murder Club’.

The club host Mary Blake is joined by retired librarian Hilda King, Orlagh Kelly of The Reading Room Bookshop in Carrick on Shannon and the thoughts of author Kevin McManus are also included in the show.

Each of our panel members share their opinions on the show, it’s four septuagenarian main characters, the picturesque setting and the plot lines where new murders crisscross with cold cases and all the intrigue and suspense that brings.

We also find our which book has been selected for this month to be discussed in the next episode of The Book Club @ Leitrim Daily on the first weekend of December and it’s very different to this choice.

You can get all books covered in the series from The Reading Room Bookshop in Carrick on Shannon. Although closed due to covid restrictions they are facilitating an order and collect / postal service on all purchases. Contact Orlagh at 071 9671580. You’ll even get 10% off the book when you mention the Book Club @ Leitrim Daily.

Thursday Murder Club (Richard Osman): In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves The Thursday Murder Club. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron might be pushing eighty but they still have a few tricks up their sleeves.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case. As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant gang catch the killer, before it’s too late?


2 Replies to “Thursday Murder Club – The Book Club @ Leitrim Daily: November 2020”

  1. Roma Creamer

    I am still struggling to read this book. I know that if I had written it it would never have been published. It was slow and repetitive. The four main characters were written in quite a patronising way with the lemon drizzle Joyce, bossy Elizabeth, nerdy Ibrahim and good old working class Ron. Richard Osman is no Agatha Christie.

  2. Maura O'Connell

    Congratulations. The Podcast is a great idea and I am really enjoying it.
    The Thursday Murder Club was a very light read – its a ‘holiday read”.
    ’10 Minutes, 38 Seconds in this Strange World’ was very different. I had read two other books by this author but this was by far, my favourite.
    Leila’s life was horrendous from the moment she was born. Each step along her journey was difficult. Her adult life was cruel, improvished and demoralising. We would have hoped for a happy ending but from the beginning, we knew that was not to be. Despite all this, the author shows how love, compassion and friendship can grow and survive in the most desperate of situations. I loved the way she introduced Leila’s friends and the way they honoured her memory.
    Great writing from a gifted author and an excellent choice.

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