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The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club 2) (2021. Auflage)

von Richard Osman (Autor)

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Titel:The Man Who Died Twice (Thursday Murder Club 2)
Autoren:Richard Osman (Autor)
Info:Viking (2021), Edition: 01, 432 pages
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The Man Who Died Twice von Richard Osman

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A rather irreverent look at the crime fiction genre. I very much loved Elizabeth and her rather flexible views on legality, although I would have been horrified by her as a real person.

It didn't wrap up as nicely as it might, because there was too much happening. I think the Ryan storyline was just a bit pat, although some of the other odd details might resolve over later books. (although, maybe it was reaching for farce, and just never got there?)

There are lots of laugh out loud moments, and I did love some of the character descriptions. World building was interesting but a bit overwrought, plot was a bit bumpy, characterisation was wonderful, writing was delightful. ( )
  fred_mouse | Oct 24, 2021 |
Even better than the first, this follows the intrepid Thursday Murder Club members into another case brought about by an old MI acquaintance of Elizabeth's. Harlan Coben and Kate Atkinson blurbs can't steer you wrong. A lot of fun and great character development in this second tale. ( )
  ethel55 | Oct 22, 2021 |
I must have had sky-high expectations for Richard Osman's second book in his Thursday Murder Club series because I was ultimately a little disappointed in The Man Who Died Twice. The four Cooper's Close residents are involved, should I say entangled, in multiple murders and stolen diamonds. The first book in .the series, the Thursday Murder Club, introduced the group who get together to discuss unsolved crimes. Psychiatrist Ibrahim Arif, political activist Ron Ritchie. former nurse Joyce Meadowcraft and ex-MI5 operative (?! I know) Elizabeth Best idiosyncratic, elderly friends framed in a thoroughly enjoyable mystery.

Elizabeth and Joyce have the limelight here. And while Elizabeth again runs the show, I found Joyce, whose diary entries we read, to be the most engaging and fun character, Osman having given her all the pithy, funny lines.. Elizabeth had told Joyce that on their upcoming trip, there would be NO shopping, it was business. Recalling her reaction to his dictate, Joyce writes in her diary, "What sort of business though? Diamonds? Murder? Perhaps a bit of both? That would be nice.” Truthfully, I don't like Elizabeth that much -- too competent, too hard-edged -- but she and her ex-husband are at the center of the diamond theft, the mafia, and murder. There are secondary plotlines which are not followed-up completely: a drug-dealing former teacher (?! I know) among them.

In both novels, the four elderly sleuths are seemingly in a "cozy" mystery, but there is a lot of violence, especially in this second novel, including when Ibrahim is knocked to the pavement and kicked in the head by some teenage thugs, hospitalizing him.

If people read for the quirkiness in the characters and their ready acceptance of being entangled in another mysterious crime, they will definitely enjoy this book.

I was sent an advance ebook from Pamela Dorman Books/Viking via Netgalley. This is an honest review. ( )
  khenkins | Oct 18, 2021 |
The second venture into the world of the Thursday Murder Club continues the rollicking ride of the first book. A dead man from Elizabeth's past resurfaces and soon the body count is climbing - somehow the plot manages to incorporate espionage, international money laundering, a local drug dealer and a local thug and the sleuthing pensioners from Coopers Chase manage to tie all these threads together in a nice neat denouement. There's also love in the air as well with one romance from the previous book blossoming and a hinting at a new romance for future installments. Some laugh-out-loud funny moments too (I loved the thread about Joyce's instagram account). It helps if you've read the first book but you don't need to to enjoy this. The blithe acceptance of a high body count makes me a little uncomfortable (Miss Marple would not approve) but it's still a vastly enjoyable fast read - looking forward to the third installment! ( )
  Figgles | Oct 18, 2021 |
This is by far my favorite mystery series right now and if you're going to try it out you absolutely must get the audiobook. Lesley Manville is pitch perfect from beginning to end. I practically listened to it non-stop for eight hours straight. Once again, the bodies are piling up and The Thursday Murder Club has to solve the crimes. I really love these characters, especially Elizabeth. Can't wait for the next one. ( )
  brenzi | Oct 14, 2021 |
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