Sharing some brief thoughts today on The Man Who Died Twice today. It’s out this Thursday (appropriately enough!) in hardback, ebook and audiobook formats from Viking
I loved this second adventure with The Thursday Murder Club. The Man Who Died Twice is a really enjoyable crime caper with stolen diamonds, drug deals, missing spies, mafia and dead bodies aplenty.
I love the characters that Richard Osman has brought to life in the Thursday Murder Club. The fierce friendship and sometimes unexpected skills of Joyce, Elizabeth, Ron and Ibrahim are brilliant to read about. The police characters of Donna and Chris are also great and I love the way that they and the Thursday Murder Club help each other out, with the latter not always (or often!) acting within the letter of the law.
Although there is often speculation about whether celebrities have got publishing contracts because of their fame or on merit, there’s no question in my mind that Richard Osman is a talented and funny writer.
As an aside, I was rather surprised to find my husband turn up as a character and a baddie at that (well someone with the same name anyway) 😄
From the back of the book
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?
About the Author
Richard Osman is an author, producer and television presenter. The Thursday Murder Club was his first novel. He is well known for TV shows including Pointless and Richard Osman’s House of Games. As the creative director of Endemol UK, Richard has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including Deal Or No Deal and 8 Out of 10 Cats. He is also a regular on panel and game shows such as Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You and Taskmaster.