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Osman's novel announced as W H Smith Book of the Year

Richard Osman's debut crime novel The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) has been named W H Smith's Book of the Year for 2020.

Ruth Comerford, The Bookseller, 5th November 2020

Osman tells politicians to 'suck it up' on panel shows

The Pointless host has responded to claims that shows like Have I Got News For You are too left-wing, but he insisted that's simply down to who's in power.

The List, 21st September 2020

Meet the author: Richard Osman

Genial giant and quiz show host Richard Osman stumbled on the idea for his debut novel while visiting the mum of a friend in her retirement village.

The Sunday Post, 19th September 2020

The Thursday Murder Club tops e-book chart

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Penguin) has charted top of the Bookstat e-book top 10 in its second week on sale, rising from third to score an across-formats double, after its hardback claimed the UK Official Top 50 number one through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.

Kiera O'Brien, The Bookseller, 17th September 2020

Thursday Murder Club hits charts top spot for 2nd week

Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) has renewed its membership to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a second week, selling 34,485 copies in its first full week on sale.

Kiera O'Brien, The Bookseller, 15th September 2020

Osman is fastest out of the gate in books' bumper week

The Thursday Murder Club shifted just over 45,000 copies in three days on sale.

Tom Tivnan, The Bookseller, 8th September 2020

Richard Osman to write two more Thursday Murder Clubs

Richard Osman, whose first novel The Thursday Murder Club this week becomes the fastest selling adult crime debut since BookScan records began, has signed a deal with Viking for two more books in the series.

Mark Chandler, The Bookseller, 8th September 2020

Osman: Spielberg making film of his debut novel

Richard Osman has revealed that legendary director Steven Spielberg has bought the film rights to his debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, about four English pensioner sleuths.

Patrick McLennan, Radio Times, 27th August 2020