The Bullet That Missed
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?
Reviewed on 28th October 2022
Richard Osman’s gang of retirees return for their third adventure - which because the characters are well established can come as two distinct plot threads.
I find these books incredibly readable. I got through this one in about three days, which is a pace I’ve not enjoyed for a while. It helps that the text is really big so the pages turn quickly, and the chapters are short - but not intense, so it never feels an effort to continue.
Osman introduces new characters with ease, and as the series continues its great to see that they aren’t just here as one-off guests - they are enriching the cast and returning to make for a bigger more interesting world.