Richard Osman, bestselling novelist of The Thursday Murder Club series and king of British television trivia, makes his first Australian appearance in this special event at Sydney Town Hall.
The beloved murder mystery series has gripped readers worldwide – soaring to success as an international bestseller with over 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, and the second installment earning a spot as the fastest selling British fiction title since records began.
Richard talks about the fourth book in the series, The Last Devil to Die, and the antics that await the unlikely crime-fighting friends of Coopers Chase retirement village. In setting out to solve the murder of an antiques dealer, the gang encounters art forgers, online fraudsters, drug dealers, and heartaches close to home. Richard discusses his career as a leading television producer and presenter, what drew him to writing crime novels, and the upcoming screen adaptation of The Thursday Murder Club helmed by Steven Spielberg.
Joined onstage by crime fiction writer and comedian Benjamin Stevenson, this will be a thrilling conversation for fans of murder, mystery and more.
Presented in partnership with BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival.
This event is Auslan interpreted. To book an Auslan interpreted ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Richard Osman (International)
Richard Osman is a UK author, producer and television presenter. His first three novels, The Thursday Murder Club, The Man Who Died Twice and The Bullet That Missed were multi-million-copy record-breaking bestsellers around the world. The Last Devil to Die is his fourth book. He lives in London with his wife, Ingrid, and their cat Liesl.
Benjamin Stevenson (Australian)
Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and his second novel, Either Side of Midnight, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback. Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, his third novel, was a huge bestseller and has so far been sold in 26 territories around the world. It will soon be adapted into a major HBO TV series. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year 2022 and named as one of The Sunday Times’ best crime novels 2022. The sequel, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect, will be published in 2023. Benjamin has sold out live shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel.