Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans

Stats from 2020-21 reveal that the Pointless presenter’s The Thursday Murder Club is the biggest hit in UK librariesRichard Osman’s The Thursday Murder Club was the most borrowed book from UK libraries in the year 2020-21, while the prolific bestseller James Patterson was the most borrowed author overall.The Public Lending Right (PLR) data, which collates information on library loans and pays authors for every book borrowed, showed that crime and thriller books were the most popular genres among library users. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2022-06-09 13:22:35 UTC ]
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Bookstat chart: Osman on point as Thursday Murder Club rockets to the top

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 TCM.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Richard Osman to write two more Thursday Murder Club books for Viking

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Philip Pullman Calls for UK Authors to Be Paid for Digital Library Loans

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Lee Child takes Official UK Top 50 top spot

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Richard Osman is perfectly at ease pretending to be a 78-year-old woman

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Richard Osman, inspired by ‘The A-Team,’ has created a delightful band of elderly sleuths

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