The Bullet that Missed is the third in Richard Osman’s runaway best-selling crime series. The first two are the Thursday Murder Club and The Man Who Died Twice. A summary to The Bullet That Missed reads, “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…. Can the gang solve the mystery and save Elizabeth before the murderer strikes again?” With sharp one-liners like “There are scars, yes, but that at least means the bleeding has stopped” Richard Osman’s work has become a phenomenon in the world of publishing.
The Bullet That Missed is the Goldster Book of the Month where we will discuss the plot, characters, pace and the critics, some who condemned the work as trash and others who praise it: Unlike the bullet, Richard Osman seems incapable of missing, says The Times. For our August Book of the Month, The Bullet That Missed very narrowly won over Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness which we will now discuss in September. Richard Osman narrowly lost in April to Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, brilliantly showing the enormous arc of interest among our wonderful Goldster members. Join Humphrey Hawksley for a lively, fun and free-wheeling Goldster Book of the Month at 12.00 August 25th 2023.