The Man Who Died Twice By Richard Osman
Yes it is here! The second novel in the Thursday Murder Club Series by Richard Osman.
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?
MY THOUGHTS: I thoroughly enjoyed The Thursday Murder Club and was very eager to read the next installment, The Man Who Died Twice. What I loved about the novel was that it started, 'the following Thursday', implying that only a week had gone passed and the gang: Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron are facing yet another mystery to solve. This soon turns into a murder investigation and they are joined by some familiar and beloved characters from the previous novel. Osman's characters are truly at the heart of his novels and his portrayal and warmth towards them draws the reader in. It is hard not to like the four septuagenarians, their attitude and enjoyment of life is uplifting and their somewhat unconventional means to investigate the case is both humorous and inspiring.
The Man Who Died Twice. is a quirky, cosy mystery with a lot going on. Definitely a read for those who enjoy a good puzzle to solve. The complex plot with its never-ending twists allows Osman (and his characters) to always be one step ahead of its reader. Rather than try to figure out how the plot was going to unfold I truly immersed myself into the novel and got lost in the world of Osman's clever storytelling. Because I had read the previous book in the series, The Man Who Died Twice felt like coming home to a comforting hug and a warm cup of tea. Many thanks to Ellie Hudson at Viking Books Uk, Penguin for inviting me to join the blog tour.
Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. His first novel, The Thursday Murder Club, was a million-copy bestseller. Critics have already described The Man Who Died Twice as 'his second novel'.