The Bullet That Missed - Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed

By Richard Osman

  • Release Date: 2022-09-20
  • Genre: Cozy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 402 Ratings)



A new mystery is afoot in the third book in the Thursday Murder Club series from million-copy bestselling author Richard Osman. 

“The quartet of aging amateur sleuths…remain wonderful company,” —the New York Times Book Review
The Bullet That Missed hits on every front.—the Wall Street Journal

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—their favorite kind--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. Suddenly the cold case has become red hot.

While Elizabeth wrestles with her conscience (and a gun), Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim chase down the clues with help from old friends and new. But can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?

From an upmarket spa to a prison cell complete with espresso machine to a luxury penthouse high in the sky, this third adventure of the Thursday Murder Club is full of the cleverness, intrigue, and irresistible charm that readers have come to expect from Richard Osman’s bestselling series.


  • Incredibly enjoyable read

    By Brooktrouter
    Absolutely love the characters, their wit and attitudes towards life as they age. The plot lines are clever and amusing. Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Osman Does It Again!

    By carocross
    Love these books and every character. Even the bad guys! Highly recommend for a fun read and good story. Need to be on screen! Another whole year to wait for a new one. Sad.
  • Can’t wait for the next one!

    By GaCloser
    The writing style, the characters - one of my favorite series. Hooked! Describing how Ron trying to put lid on coffee cup just nailed the way each character has strengths and weaknesses.
  • The Bullet that Missed

    By Pearl2Go
    This series gets better and better! If you like British mystery, solid characters with a twist, great humor with a side of real life this series is for you! I also appreciate great writing without being dependent on curse words (thank you)! Adore the characters and one could only hope to run with this gang in out 70’s!
  • Simply wonderful

    By Stephen Loughrey
    Another fantastic instalment featuring the incomparable crew whom I feel I have known forever.
  • truly the best.

    By vikingdreamlass
    I adore this series, the characters are memorable and lovable, the pace, the secrets revealed. absolutely brilliant. I hope for many MANY more adventures for the gang at Coopers Chase.
  • Moving

    By Okaier
    Love these characters! Such a sweetness throughout and tender, simple truths that make me so happy. Thanks, Richard, for bringing them back. And the mystery is so clever too.