Richard Osman is an English comedian, television presenter, producer, and author. He is well known as the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless. He made his debut in the world of fiction in 2020 with the release of his first novel, The Thursday Murder Club.

Osman was born in Billericay, Essex, and grew up in Haywards Heath, West Sussex. He would go on to Trinity College, Cambridge where he would study Politics and Sociology. He would go on to work as an executive producer on British game shows such as Deal or No Deal. He eventually ended up pitching his idea for Pointless which was accepted by the BBC. Osman wrote his debut novel and it was acquired by Viking Press in a seven-figure deal at a 10-publisher auction in 2019.

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Publication Order of Thursday Murder Club Books

The Thursday Murder Club (2020)Description / Buy at
The Man Who Died Twice (2021)Description / Buy at
The Bullet That Missed (2022)Description / Buy at
The Last Devil to Die (2023)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of We Solve Murders Books

We Solve Murders (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Pointless History of the World (With: Alexander Armstrong) (2017)Description / Buy at
The World Cup of Everything (2017)Description / Buy at
Richard Osman's House of Games: 1,054 Questions to Test Your Wits, Wisdom and Imagination (With: Alan Connor) (2019)Description / Buy at

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The Thursday Murder Club was Osman’s debut novel and the first book in a series of the same name. The book sees a brutal murder, a female cop on her first case, and four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves. The four unlikely septuagenarians meet up at the Jigsaw Room in their retirement community to discuss unsolved crimes on a weekly basis. They dub themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a photograph left next to the body, the Club find themselves caught up in a real life active investigation. There is a killer on the loose and the gang is out to catch them.

Osman is also the author of the standalone non-fiction book, The World Cup Of Everything. The book features his attempt to settle the most important issues society faces today. Things like what are the best Christmas songs, animals, British bands, and other things of that nature. Osman offers his commentary and share quirky pieces of trivia about each contender, leaving it up for you to decide.

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  1. Barbara wells: 2 years ago

    Richard Osman, so far on chapter 5! It is slow going for me as the street names, provinces, etc., are poetry I need a map for. I was thinking about doing a rendition of your group based in Meridian where I live now. The home of Jimmy Rogers! Our Friends of the Library could be the 5 ladies, all retired, but avid readers. I’m on to Anne Cleeves, Nancy loves Oh! I forget—the Canadian series…please do not start a tv serial of your books! I know there is a lot of money in it…but what a spoiler! Whoever saw Perez with blonde hair! Thank you for your time!
    Or you could come to New Orleans, my 2nd home, and use their street names! Ooh la la!


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