Book Review: The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman (2021)

Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The second installment in the Thursday Murder Club series has us following Elizabeth, Ron, Joyce, and Ibrahim on several new mysteries.


Ex-spy Elizabeth is trying to care for her husband, Stephen’s failing health and live a quiet life in the idyllic senior citizen complex of Cooper’s Chase when she is thrust into her past when she receives a letter signed from Marcus Carmichael, a man she saw pulled from the Thames River several years previously. Marcus Carmichael is supposed to be dead, but he is alive and has supposedly stolen 20 million in uncut diamonds. With his current handler dead, and the mafia on his trail, Marcus Carmichael turns to the only person he has left to trust, his ex-wife Elizabeth and the only person who knows his actual name and identity, Douglas Middlemas.


Gentle and persnickety Ibrahim is just trying to live an orderly life when his…

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