One is a beloved TV producer and presenter, one is the acclaimed bassist and founding member of iconic British rock band Suede. Now, both are novelists. In Richard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club, a brutal killing on the doorstep of a peaceful retirement village sees a group of crime-enthusiast octogenarians become unlikely real-life detectives. In Mat Osman’s The Ruins, two brothers navigate a dream-like world of music, mystery and danger across London, LA and Las Vegas. The brother chat to one another with a Q&A with Julia Wheeler.

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The Thursday Murder Club Ruins


Everyman Theatre

The Everyman was opened in 1891. The main auditorium is an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers.

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