The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

By Richard Osman

What’s it about?

From the blurb:


It’s the following Thursday.

Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He’s made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.

As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus?

But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can The Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?

What I think:

There was so much love for The Thursday Murder Club last year. I absolutely loved the characters, but found the ending necessarily complicated and gave it a 4stars.

The second book in the series is an absolute 5star cracker!

The characters are developing, both individually and as a group of friends, united into their previous murder solving experiences.

Joyce’s diary entries are fantastic – she is so witty and warm. Her efforts to join Instagram were genuine laugh out loud moments.

More is revealed about Elizabeth’s past when her ex-husband and fellow spy turns up. Ibrahim is just the Grandad you would like to adopt and Ron is brilliant – I won’t spoil it by revealing the mischief he gets himself into.

The multiple strands of this plot tie together more neatly and the ending is really satisfying. 

This is such a great combination of humour and thriller, police investigation and amateur sleuthing. I loved everything about this book and have no doubt it’s going to be a  huge bestseller. And I really am looking forward to seeing how the series continues to develop in the future.

Thank you to Penguin and Netgalley for my gifted digital advanced copy of The Man Who Died Twice.

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