#BookReview – THE BULLET THAT MISSED by Richard Osman (Thursday Murder Club #3) #HumerousMurderMystery

I’ve loved this series from the start – see my reviews of the earlier volumes:

All I’m going to say is that I’m waiting eagerly for the next. I realise they might not be everybody’s cup of tea, but they are definitely mine!


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 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?

The Bullet That Missed (Thursday Murder Club, #3)The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I so enjoyed visiting with Joyce, Elizabeth and the gang again. Once more, Osman takes this tale in truly unanticipated directions I won’t detail because I would hate to spoil the surprises that make this yet another of those books I didn’t want to put down. Suffice it to say, that members of the Thursday Murder Club other than Elizabeth really shine this time, going down their own investigative routes, and keeping secrets not only from their long-suffering police buddies, but also from each other.
They have chosen an intriguing cold case to investigate this time – one with no body, but several celebrities who might be persuaded to visit for a chat with the elderly, innocent (!!) residents of a quiet care home.
The bonus material at the end (the Waterstone’s Special Edition of this book), Joyce’s first attempt at a short story (murder mystery, of course), was just the icing on the cake.
If you’ve not read the previous 2 volumes, then go and do so. Delving into these books is like visiting with a beloved elderly relative who has a thrilling past (and present!) that you can’t wait to hear all about.

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  1. These definitely look fun. I am clicking through…

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    1. I’m sure you’ll enjoy provided you appreciate some British humor.

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  2. This series sounds unique and I love your reviews. I’m going to check it out Deb. Thanks. ❤

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    1. They are a hilarious study on getting older. I hope you enjoy.

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      1. On my TBR! 🙂 x

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  3. I really enjoyed The Bullet That Missed Too. It was my first introduction to this author, so I’ll have to catch up!

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    1. Oh you must indeed! It took me a few pages to get into the first one, but you won’t have that issue as you already know the characters. They are simply delightful books!

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