The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery

The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery

by Richard Osman (Author)

The second gripping novel in the New York Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, soon to be a major motion picture from Steven Spielberg at Amblin Entertainment“It’s taken a mere two books for Richard Osman to vault into the upper leagues of crime writers… THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE. . . dives right into joyous fun." —The New York Times Book ReviewElizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim—the Thursday Murder Club—are still riding high off their recent real-life murder case and are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Cooper’s Chase, their posh retirement village.   But they are out of luck.   An unexpected visitor—an old pal of Elizabeth’s (or perhaps more than just a pal?)—arrives, desperate for her help. He has been accused of stealing diamonds worth millions from the wrong men and he’s seriously on the lam.   Then, as night follows day, the first body is found. But not the last. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim are up against a ruthless murderer who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. Can our four friends catch the killer before the killer catches them?  And if they find the diamonds, too? Well, wouldn’t that be a bonus?  You should never put anything beyond the Thursday Murder Club.   Richard Osman is back with everyone’s favorite mystery-solving quartet, and the second installment of The Thursday Murder Club series is just as clever and warm as the first—an unputdownable, laugh-out-loud pleasure of a read.

In the quaint and peaceful village of Coopers Chase, nestled amidst the rolling hills of Kent, England, a shocking murder disrupts the tranquility of the local Thursday Murder Club. The victim is Tony Curran, a notorious gangster with a reputation for ruthlessness and violence. As the police struggle to make headway in the investigation, a group of unlikely sleuths steps forward to solve the perplexing crime.

Led by the sharp-witted Joyce Meadowcroft, a former government official with a keen eye for detail, the Thursday Murder Club includes Ron Ritchie, a retired union organizer with a knack for spotting inconsistencies, and Ibrahim Arif, a psychiatrist with a deep understanding of human behavior. Together, they embark on a quest to uncover the truth behind Tony Curran's murder, unraveling a web of deceit, corruption, and long-buried secrets that shake the very foundation of Coopers Chase.

"The Man Who Died Twice" is a captivating mystery that showcases the power of collective thinking and the resilience of the human spirit. As the Thursday Murder Club digs deeper into the case, they become entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a cunning and ruthless adversary. Their determination to find justice for Tony Curran leads them on a thrilling journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected revelations.

With Richard Osman's signature blend of wit, warmth, and suspense, "The Man Who Died Twice" is a must-read for fans of cozy mysteries and those who enjoy a cleverly crafted whodunit. Set against the backdrop of a charming English village, this novel offers a compelling exploration of friendship, community, and the enduring power of the human spirit in the face of adversity.


368 pages