Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim et Ron frisent peut-être les quatre-vingts ans, mais ils en ont encore sous le capot. Leur passe-temps favori :
S'atteler, tous les jeudis, à de vieilles affaires de meurtre, pour en découvrir le fin mot là où la police a échoué. Jusqu'à ce que la nouvelle leur parvienne : Tony Curran, l'associé du directeur de leur village de retraite, vient d'être retrouvé assassiné dans sa cuisine.
Ni une ni deux, Elizabeth convoque ses trois acolytes et lance le Murder Club sur la piste du tueur, toutes cannes dehors. Quand il s'agit de tromper l'ennui et de doubler la police, il ne faut jamais sous-estimer les personnes âgées.
H2>''Such a beacon of pleasure'' KATE ATKINSON/h2>br>h2>''So smart and funny. Deplorably good'' IAN RANKIN/h2>br>h2>''A gripping read'' SUNDAY TIMES/h2>br>THE FIRST BOOK IN THE GRIPPING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY TV PRESENTER RICHARD OSMANIn 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?br>__________________________________WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB''Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny'' MARK BILLINGHAM''Mystery fans are going to be enthralled'' HARLAN COBEN''Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny'' MARIAN KEYES''A gripping read and rather moving'' SUNDAY TIMES''Funny, clever and achingly British'' ADAM KAY''If we''re lucky Richard Osman will keep these characters alive forever'' CAROLINE KEPNES''A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly'' VAL MCDERMID''I completely fell in love with it'' SHARI LAPENA''This is properly brilliant. The pages fly and I can''t stop smiling'' STEVE CAVANAGH''Clever, clever plot'' FIONA BARTON''I laughed my arse off'' BELINDA BAUER''Utterly charming'' SARAH PINBOROUGH''Properly funny and totally charming... steeped in Agatha Christie joy'' ARAMINTA HALL''A bundle of joy'' JANE FALLON''Robert Galbraith meets Tom Sharpe. I don''t ever want to finish this book!'' PHILIPPA PERRY''I found myself staying up way after lights out for just one more chapter'' JAMES OSWALD''What a tonic! Should be on prescription'' JANE CORRY>
Richard Osman has been trying to settle the most important issues society faces today. Who would win in a head-to-head between Quavers and Cheesy Wotsits? And What's the ultimate Christmas film (Home Alone, obviously). The World Cup of Everything is an incredibly popular format that began life on twitter where his hilarious polls received 1.5 million votes a go becoming a national talking point, inciting debate amongst twitter users at odds over their favourites, celebrities and key figures join in, bookies offer odds on the outcome, papers report on it all as if it is a real sporting event with headlines about how Richard Osman has melted the internet. This autumn we're bringing The World Cup of Everything to the page in a brilliant book perfect for Christmas.
With new competitions such as The World Cup of British Sitcoms, Christmas Songs, Animals, British Bands and so on, as well as some of the favourites that have already had the country talking: Chocolate and Crisps among them, Richard will offer commentary, share funny, quirky pieces of trivia and stand-up style entries about each of the contenders. The World Cup of Everything will offer something for everyone making it the perfect gift for pretty much anyone. This is Richard at his best: super smart, quick-witted and writing about the matters that the British public really care about.
@2@@20@ You've watched the show. You've marvelled at the jaw-dropping genius of the mini Mensa minds. You've seen the parents biting their nails from the sidelines. Well, now it's your turn to take your place on the podium and discover once and for all: @21@@20@will YOU make the cut and be crowned Child Genius?@21@@16@@20@@21@@16@@20@@21@ @18@Are You Smarter Than Your Kid?@19@ is the @18@Child Genius@19@ family test book you've been waiting for. Go head to head with your children, nieces and nephews to find out who has what it takes to make it through the nerve-shredding pressure and tough mental combat required to win the quiz of all quizzes. @3@@2@Packed full of challenging questions that will take you to the limit, as well as 'did you know' info-boxes on memory tricks, tips for the best brain food, ways to get your nerves under control and Mensa's 17 signs of a child genius, this is the ultimate guide to the secrets every genius needs to know. @3@@2@This is your chance to put your family to the test like never before and find out who is the real brainiac of the family.@3@@2@Quizzes include: Spelling and Comprehension; Linguistic Memory; Maths; Memory Challenge; History; Science; General Knowledge; Logic and Reasoning; Advanced language; The Sudden Death Challenge; and more!@3@
The world is full of pointless things. From rail replacement bus services to chip forks. From war to windchimes. From people who put cushions on beds to people who read the bit they write about the book on amazon. Look around you right now. Just about the only thing that isn't pointless is you. You look amazing. Join Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, the hosts of BBC1 quiz show Pointless as they take you on a journey through The 100 Most Pointless Things in the World. Filled with play-along quiz questions and unlikely facts, their hilarious collection of musings on some of the most pointless things found in everyday modern life is the perfect blend of the obscure, the fascinating and the downright silly.
We've all had them, those pointless arguments that are seemingly impossible to solve. We've been round in circles trying to work out what came first, the chicken or the egg? Don't get us started on the debate of what we are all here for? And you're bound to have had sleepless nights pondering which ingredient you simply can't do without in a full English Breakfast - sausage or bacon. Well worry no more, here to help you solve some of life's biggest - and most pointless - conundrums are Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman.
So, does God exist? and what is the most pointless sport - ballet or darts? With a witty and intelligent collection of stand-up pieces, quizzes, cryptic brainteasers and pointless facts, Alexander Armstrong and his pointless friend Richard Osman will put the world to rights and finally answer the 100 Most Pointless Arguments in the World....Ever.
For the very first time comes a collection of 100 of the finest questions from the hugely popular ratings-winning BBC One TV show Pointless. Let hosts Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman guide you through the rounds with their trademark warmth and humour and battle it out against your friends and family for Pointless glory. Perfect for playing along alone or with family and friends, The Very Pointless Quiz Book will test your knowledge and tease your brains.
So how good are you at Pointless? Really? Do you think you've got enough in-depth knowledge of Regional Railways, African Countries With No Coastline and Types of Lettuce to carry off the coveted Pointless trophy?
Well let's see shall we?
/> Here's your chance to step up to the podium (metaphorically speaking of course, chances are you'll be sitting somewhere very comfortably with either a mug of tea or a roll of Andrex within easy reach) put that knowledge to the test, and see just how far you can go in a genuine four-round Pointless ordeal.
Right, if everyone's ready, let's play Pointless...
Journey from A-Z, playing 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Inside you'll find hundreds of questions for all the family from TV's most popular quiz show, Pointless. (You will also find thousands of answers, which is very handy.) Taking you on a journey from A to Z you will learn amazing facts, from Agincourt and Andy Warhol to Zinedine Zidane and Zimbabwe, and everything in between.As an added bonus Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, also reveal their exclusive A to Z of behind the scenes gossip and Pointless secrets, all written with their trademark wit, alongside exclusive drawings by Moose Allain.Everyone you know will love this book. Except maybe for that couple you met on holiday, and, be honest, you didn't really like them anyway. I mean, she was alright, but what was up with him?
A festive treat filled with quiz questions, trivia, witty facts and longer stand-up style pieces from the stars of the hit BBC quiz show Pointless. A Pointless History of the World is a journey through time pulling out some of the most 'pointless', comedic and interesting events - from the obvious to the obscure - and combines brilliant quiz content from the show with Richard and Xander's own brilliantly funny and incredibly intelligent quick-witted stand-up style writing. Interactive, hilarious and jam-packed full of quiz questions that will have every Pointless fan vying to be crowned the Pointless champion in their own household this Christmas.