A fabulously twisty crime novel that also sits in our feel-good and humorous categories, what more could you ask for?
A simply glorious reading feast awaits in this crime novel that I'd describe as warm and cosy with a healthy dose of feisty attitude and smirky humour. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron find themselves on the trail of stolen diamonds and before too long, a murderer. I roared my appreciation of the first in this series, the best-selling and LoveReading Star Book The Thursday Murder Club, so I’ll admit to approaching Richard Osman’s second novel with an intriguing mix of excitement and apprehension. I am absolutely thrilled to say that The Man Who Died Twice more than exceeded my expectations. The superb introductory chapters sucked me straight in, and this is one of those books that I wanted to read in one sitting. I cackled and read with glee as I ran to keep up with these four septuagenarions. While I adore all of the main characters, Joyce is a particular favourite, quite possibly because we continue to get an outpouring of her thoughts, I so wish I had this woman in my life! The relationships evolve beautifully, and the humour tickles and flirts as the plot just hums along. The ending is rather wonderful and I predict that Richard Osman’s second novel will be just as big a hit as his first. So, of course The Man Who Died Twice comes with the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval, and sits as a Liz Robinson Pick of the Month, what are you waiting for, go grab yourself a copy!
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?
|Publication date:||16th September 2021|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 12/12/2021
Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of -- Mark Billingham
Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled -- Harlan Coben
Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy -- Marian Keyes
A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly -- Val McDermid
Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman? -- Adam Kay
Richard Osman is a British television producer and presenter. The Thursday Murder Club is his first and, so far, best novel.More About Richard Osman