The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

Thank you to Ellie Hudson at Viking Books for the opportunity to read an early digital proof copy via NetGalley. Last year I loved reading the first book, The Thursday Murder Club, and my non spoiler review can be found at https://mentoringmumof2bookreviews.home.blog/2020/09/02/the-thursday-murder-club-by-richard-osman/. I’m sharing a mini review today for the book which will be published tomorrow in hardback and ebook formats.

Synopsis:

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:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review book two. I quickly loaded it onto my kindle, curled up on the sofa, ignored my family and returned virtually to the retirement village to meet the members of the Thursday Murder club.

I admit that I was concerned that I wouldn’t enjoy this book as much as the first, but I’m pleased to say that I was quickly hooked by the story and enjoyed it immensely. This is a book of great characters, funny stories, gruesome murders and clever elderly people.

I also love the gentle humour used. I was pleased to hear on The One Show that books 3 and 4 featuring The Thursday Murder Club are already planned.

If you enjoyed book one, then I hope you will also enjoy book two as much as I did.

By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum of teenagers. Adopter of dogs.

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