Richard Osman: The Bullet That Missed


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 decade-old cold case leads them to a local news legend and a murder with no body and no answers.
Then a new foe pays Elizabeth a visit. Her mission? Kill…or be killed.
As the cold case turns white hot, Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), while Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim chase down clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?


The Thursday Murder Club series has had mixed reviews, but personally I have really enjoyed it and I think The Bullet That Missed might be my favourite. I loved being back spending time with Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim andI love the way Osman captures the voices and mindsets of characters who are clearly very different to him, especially with Joyce’s diary. The supporting characters are also wonderful and add a lot of humour to the story. I became invested in the adventures of Donna, Chris, Bogdan and Patrice as well as the central characters. 

Osman has a gentle writing style which is easy to read. Despite the serious aspects of the plot, there is gentle humour running through it that really helps the reader to connect with the plot and characters, however outlandish some of it may seem. 

The Bullet That Missed has quite a complex plot that the author brings together in a really clever way. 

I was intrigued throughout the novel and I really wanted to know the answers to the questions that are raised. 

I hope this series continues for a long time to come and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for these characters! 

The Bullet That Missed is available from Amazon.

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