The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed

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 by Richard Osman

The Man Who Died Twice

An instant New York Times bestseller and the second gripping novel in the Thursday Murder Club series


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.

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The Thursday Murder Club

A New York Times bestseller and first book in the Thursday Murder Club series


Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
Welcome to...


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.

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?

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Praise for Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club
mystery series

"Osman just gets better." -Shari Lapena
"[The] sleuths of the Thursday Murder Club don't miss a beat." -People
"Clever, witty, and touching, this thriller has it all." -Lisa Gardner
"It's taken a mere two books for Richard Osman to vault into the upper leagues of crime writers." -The New York Times Book Review
"Funny, clever, and compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled." -Harlan Coben
"Witty, endearing, and greatly entertaining." -The Wall Street Journal
Richard Osman

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Richard Osman

Richard Osman is an author, producer, and television presenter. Both his first novel, The Thursday Murder Club, and his second, The Man Who Died Twice, were #1 million-copy international bestsellers as well as New York Times bestsellers. He lives in London with his partner, and Liesl the cat.

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