There are very few books that live up to the hype and this one does. The Thursday Murder Club delivers on so many levels–it’s a cozy, it’s an ensemble piece with multiple points of view, it’s hilarious, it’s a warning against underestimating the elderly. It is hard to believe that this is Osman’s debut novel, because it is freakishly well-written with both laugh-out-loud and teary-eyed moments. Best of all, he manages to write a mystery that doesn’t condescend to readers–keeping you on your toes until the very end. Even if you figure out whodunit, you will want to find out all about the loose ends. One can only hope that Osman brings back the crew for further installments. Can’t wait!