The Man Who Died Twice is the second offering from British comedian Richard Osman, and if you haven’t already read his first book, The Thursday Murder Club, stop what you’re doing and get it now. Seriously. It’s that good.
This second book picks up a week after the first one ends and brings back all of the best characters from the first book. The group of four septuagenarians, Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim, set off to solve their next mystery after Elizabeth receives a letter from a new resident at Cooper’s Chase retirement community with whom she shares a bit of history. Osman’s talent at combining humor and the quaintness of a retirement community in the English countryside with more “gritty” topics like murder, drug dealing, jewel theft, and the mafia really shines in this novel, and you can really tell that he enjoys writing these characters as much as the readers love reading them.
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