The Bullet That Missed, Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed opening lines: Bethany Waites understands there is no going back now. Time to be brave, and to see how this all plays out.

The Bullet That Missed

My blurb:

Bethany Waites is dead, as far as the police are concerned. But, they have never found her body, and the case has been left to go cold. The Thursday Murder Club have decided to tackle this one as their next adventure. Joyce wants this particular case as she really wants to meet Mike Waghorn. He was one of the last people to have contact with Bethany, and he seems like the obvious place to start.

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 is 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?
My verdict:

I am a huge fan of Richard Osman from watching Pointless. A great British game show where the aim of the game is to score as little as possible. His writing has now made me an even bigger fan. I would have loved to have had a list of characters at the beginning of the novel to work out who was who. As the third book is the first one I have read, this took me a while. Nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel as each person has their own distinct voice. It is extremely well written and now I am on the hunt for the first two.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9780241512432
Format Trade Paperback
Published September 2022

Penguin Random House South Africa sent me this novel to review.

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10 thoughts on “The Bullet That Missed, Richard Osman

  1. Hi Tandy, A coincidence, as I have Richard Osman’s book The Man Who Died Twice, beside me…I have seen him on TV but never read any of his writing before. He certainly weaves ‘simple/clever’ tales with gentle humour…Happy cooking! Cheers. xx

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