Imprint:Pamela Dorman Books
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9.28in x 6.2 x 1.1 in | 1.19 lb
Page Count:352 pages
THE THIRD IN THE QUIRKY, BESTSELLING SERIES: The Man Who Died Twice debuted in the top ten on the New York Times bestseller list in hardcover, and The Thursday Murder Club was also a New York Times bestseller in paperback. Both installments in the series were #1 bestsellers in the UK and abroad, and featured on the Indie bestseller list. The Thursday Murder Club has sold more than 1 million copies in the UK alone, with the rest of the world catching up.
“OSMANIA” TAKES OVER: Richard Osman is a major star in the UK, and his profile is quickly rising here in the US as well. The series has received rave reviews from People, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, and more, in addition to multiple starred trade reviews, and fantastic blurbs from the likes of Kate Atkinson, Harlan Coben, Shari Lapena, Joe Hill and others.
FRANCHISE IN THE MAKING: We aim to make Richard Osman and the Thursday Murder Club a book-a-year franchise that appeals to both male and female readers, and have signed up four books total to keep the fun alive.
THE FAB FOUR RETURN!: The four club members—Ibrahim, Ron, Joyce, and Elizabeth—have firmly installed themselves in readers’ hearts. Readers will be eager to return to the world of these witty, clever senior citizens for whom no mystery is too tough to solve.
FILM RIGHTS OPTIONED FOR FEATURE FILM: Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment have optioned the series for film adaptation.
“Osman concocts a satisfyingly complex whodunit full of neat twists and wrong turns. But unlike most crime novelists, he ensures his book’s strength and momentum stem not from its plot or its thrills but rather its perfectly formed characters. Once again, the quartet of friends makes for delightful company… Heartwarming and enthralling. ‘They carried a kind of magic, the four of them,’ a policeman muses. That magic is still there in abundance.”
“The Bullet That Missed hits on every front. Its quandaries stymie, its solutions thrill, its banter is worth reciting and its characters exemplify an admirable camaraderie. One can only hope that the Thursday Murder Club’s next outing appears before long.”
—Wall Street Journal
“The Thursday Murder Club is back, and that should make everyone happy — except, of course, murderers. Richard Osman’s engaging series about a group of crime-solving retirees has delighted readers since the first book. The Thursday Murder Club, an international bestseller, was funny, original, baffling, poignant and thoroughly engaging. That’s a high bar to set from the get-go, but Osman has easily achieved it in subsequent books… This book is as delightful as the others. A remarkable achievement, Osman up there effortlessly balancing on that very high bar.”
“Not to be missed.”
“The mysteries are complex, the characters vivid, and the whole thing is laced with warm humor and—remarkably, considering the body count—good feeling. Your next must-read mystery series.”
—Kirkus, starred review
“Bestseller Osman’s diverting third Thursday Murder Club mystery (after 2021’s The Man Who Lived Twice) delivers laughs along with a nicely woven plot….The pace is breezy, the characters are intelligent and varied in their interests and backgrounds, and the humor is often pitched to readers who understand the vagaries of getting older. Osman reliably entertains.”
“It’s charming and, as always, will leave you guessing the murderer until the very end.”
—Town and Country
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