Title: The Man Who Died Twice
Author: Richard Osman
Pages: 336 Pages
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 a triumph. The Man Who Died Twice is brilliant.
I will admit I was worried that the sequel wouldn’t live up to the brilliance of The Thursday Murder Club but Richard Osman has struck gold again. The same cast of brilliant characters along with a few new faces and a brand new case to solve. What more could you want.
With The Man Who Died Twice we delve deeper into our favourite characters backgrounds and we begin to see more and more why they are aging (sometimes disgracefully coughs Joyce coughs). This latest caper involves drugs, diamonds and the mafia among many other things and Ron, Ibrahim, Elizabeth and Joyce use their sleuthing skills yet again.
What is reassuring is that there are so many other characters to explore which leaves the option for Richard Osman to write several more books.
The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman is available now.
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