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?
Title : The Man Who Died Twice
Author : Richard Osman
Series : Thursday Murder Club
Format : eBook (overdrive)
Page Count : 336
Genre : crime / mystery
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : September 16, 2021
Reviewer : Hollis
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Hollis’ 4 star review
While I said this series maybe wasn’t for those looking for thrills, this second instalment in the Thursday Murder Club maybe made me a bit of a liar. It definitely won’t compare to some of the usual thrillers but things did get a touch hairier and definitely more intense. Also a tiiiiny bit outlandish but I mean.. you see the concept of this series, right? It’s kind of expected.
“I want to organize a meeting with the mafia. [..]“
“Of course you do. Any reason? Or was bridge canceled and you had a slot in your diary?“
What I didn’t expect, though honestly how could I not, was that I would be even more in love with the characters of this series than I already was. I overused the word delightful in my first review but honestly it does them justice. One even broke my heart quite a lot. Honestly, I dare you to be unmoved by this group. Dare you.
The mystery, too, was great. We had a converging of schemes and plots and it all fell together beautifully. Unrealistically maybe? But I thought it was great. And I absolutely loved the end.
It feels strange to not have more to say but all I’ll leave you with is that I do, still, maybe even more than before, recommend this series. And I can’t wait for more to come.