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The Man Who Died Twice
The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery | Richard Osman
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The second gripping novel in the #1 internationally bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, the first of which Kate Atkinson called "A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom. . . SUCH FUN!" Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahimthe Thursday Murder Clubare still riding high off their recent real-life murder case and are looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet at Coopers Chase, their posh retirement village. But they are out of luck. An unexpected visitoran old pal of Elizabeths (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 hes 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 wouldnt 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, wouldnt that be a bonus? You should never put anything beyond the Thursday Murder Club. Richard Osman is back with everyones favorite mystery-solving quartet, and the second installment of The Thursday Murder Club series is just as clever and warm as the firstan unputdownable, laugh-out-loud pleasure of a read.
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Tea_and_Starstuff
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I so enjoyed this! This is a new to me series and quickly becoming a favorite - delightful plots and even more delightful characters.

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Cjbesh
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Great part two of a series!

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Nessavamusic
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Tagged was my first book I finished in 2024 - right after midnight. It was actually the reason I stayed up because I was enjoying it so much! So I definitely recommend this series, waiting for the third one to become available from my library. 😁

BookmarkTavern Staying up late for a book is the best! Thanks for answering! 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was an absolute delight! Continuing the misadventures of an odd group of friends, which includes several retirees, some police and a hot guy with questionable morales. The mystery is fun and them unraveling it is so much fun. Great first read for 2024! 5⭐️
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Emilymdxn Sounds like a perfect book for winter! 2mo
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swynn
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Book 2 in the "Thursday Murder Club" series about crime-solving pensioners, was entertainment for Mrs swynn and I during our long holiday drives. It's hard to find stories we both enjoy, so I'm happy to report that TMC was a hit, and we would "read" another one together.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this entire series! 2mo
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JackOBotts
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My December #doublespin did not disappoint. I enjoyed being back with the Thursday Murder Club.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoffeeNBooks I love this series so much! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
JackOBotts @CoffeeNBooks I‘m happy to be moving along in the series. My friend is on the last and just loves it more and more. Hoping to enjoy the last two in the new year. 💜 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @JackOBotts I think each book is even better than the previous one! 2mo
JackOBotts @CoffeeNBooks my friend said the same thing! These are def getting a bump up on my TBR in 2024! 2mo
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ClairesReads
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Just as much wholesome fun as the first in the series. A lot to love, and just what I needed in my ears on a tough day.

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JMPemberton
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My reading goal this year had been 90 books (Actually it had been 25, then 50, then 75…I‘ve surpassed my expectations and thrown myself into reading again) and this book will get me to my goal. I loved the first instalment of the Thursday Murder Club, and cannot wait for more. YouTube has some wonderful interviews Richard Osman had when promoting these books and it‘s made me thirsty to read them all. Will let you know how I get on! #RichardOsman

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Suelizbeth
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This series just gets better and better. In this novel we find out a lot more about Elizabeth‘s background and how she is still pretty much top of her game. Dead men come back from the dead, spies, intrigue, diamonds, murder, mayhem, plots, triple crosses, what more do you want? It‘s probably in there. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Smarkies
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This book flies and I loved it as much as the first. The title itself - when an explanation was provided at the end, added alot of heart to it.

Tea_and_Starstuff I just finished reading it myself and that double-meaning at the end just gutpunched me. So good! 2w
Smarkies @Tea_and_Starstuff loved it so much more after that! 2w
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staci.reads
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I am so glad any time I stumble upon a new series that I love ❤️. This is the 2nd book in the Thursday Murder Club series, and it was just as charming as the first. The characters and their dynamics together are so lovable, and the mystery is always satisfying (although I did correctly call this one early). I already picked up the next 2 books!
And this post catches me up on my finished reads over the last five or six weeks ✔️.

JMPemberton I loved the first one and have reserved the man who died twice from the library. I just love a cozy mystery. 3mo
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janeycanuck
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I enjoyed this one so much more than the first. I was laughing out loud quite often and man, I hope I have a gang like these folks when I am retired.

Book 12/14 for #14books14weeks2023 (really stretching those 14 weeks….)

mrsmarch That mug 😂 4mo
JenReadsAlot I didn't really care for the first one, but @RaeLovesToRead said I need to give the 2nd book a chance!! 4mo
janeycanuck @mrsmarch It‘s from Effin‘ Birds. So many funny things!! 4mo
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janeycanuck @JenReadsAlot I was fine with the first one but also read The Marlow Murder Club around the same time and much preferred it. But this second one was much better, if you ask me. Much funnier and interesting. But it‘ll depend on what you didn‘t like about the first. 4mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy I've got one more, I've stretched it out, too 😅 4mo
janeycanuck @TheHeartlandBookFairy 2 more still on my TBR cart. Fingers crossed for end of November!! 4mo
Bookish.SAM Love that mug tucked in there! 2mo
janeycanuck @Bookish.SAM haha! It‘s a fav!! 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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I'm really enjoying this series. The characters are so interesting and complex, and the mysteries are fun but serious.

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Eva_B
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I liked this one better than the first one in the series.

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andrew61
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A fairly easy start to my holiday reading. It was a bday present two yrs ago and I was in no rush to get to it but as with book 1 this is a fairly gentle crime story in which the 4 pensioners combine to solve a mystery. Here, Elizabeth (ex mi5 operative) is confronted by her past and some disappearing diamonds. It is an easy read, but the series is probably too gentle for my liking. It's still definitely an easy holiday read.

Centique I like listening to these as audiobooks because they are quite gentle and sweet. For some reason i like that more in an audiobook, while fast, tense books i prefer to read in print 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
andrew61 @Centique I haven't tried any audio books yet Paula. I think these would be a perfect start. Maybe book 3. 6mo
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Yahui07
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Mehso-so

The first one was fun. Then, the second one was just okay ….

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mjtwo
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1-12 Jul 23
This was one of no more than five fiction books available for sale at the Denpasar airport and I was desperate. Admittedly, one of the other books was Sorrow and Bliss, which I loved. But still a pretty poor showing.
Anyway, I would not have picked it up under other circumstances but I found I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were very funny and it was a lovely read. I will be returning to the first.

rwmg Oh dear. Last time I went through Denpasar airport (admittedly pre-pandemic) there was quite a large, reasonably well-stocked branch of Smiths. 7mo
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rwmg
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Elizabeth's ex-husband seeks her help when he comes under suspicion of stealing diamonds worth £20,000,000.

An excellent combination of thrills in the story and laughs in the characters' interactions. A bout of insomnia made this a very quick read.

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DebinHawaii
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My library hold came available for book two of this series & I couldn‘t resist reading it this weekend. I think I enjoyed it even more than the first—I adore this group of seniors & their friends (especially Bogan)! The author does an excellent job of combining humor, heart & a few thrills into an entertaining & absorbing mystery with multiple twists that kept me guessing. I can‘t wait for my hold on book three to come in!

#SeriesLove2023

Crazeedi The third one was great! Cant wait for the next! 9mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 9mo
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SarahBookInterrupted Yes, great series! I love all the characters too. 9mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I‘ve now read all 3 so far published and I think each one gets better. 9mo
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BennettBookworm
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I just absolutely adore an author who can make me laugh, cry, and gasp all in one sitting. A perfect second book after a perfect first!

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BennettBookworm
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There was a sale today at a local book store, so naturally I made a day of it ☺️ Here‘s my eclectic #bookhaul, plus a puzzle for good measure! Bookish Sundays are the best kind of Sundays. Besides, I was chomping at the bit to get the second Thursday Murder Club book after finishing the first late last night!

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GidgetsTreasures75
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5-3-23: My 46th finished book of 2023! The Thursday Murder Club is back in Book 2 and this one was a lot of fun! So much happens and the septuagenarians don‘t miss a thing! Murder, diamonds, the mafia, mistaken identities, and Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, Ibrahim and Bogdan are on the case, or cases. When an unexpected visitor, someone from Elizabeth‘s past, sets everything into motion, it‘s up to the club to sort it out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣4️⃣6️⃣

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Robotswithpersonality
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Second book in the series, even better than the first.
Fun, funny, clever and touching.
These books feel like a cheerful battle waged against ageism, all the assumptions people make about, underestimations of, senior citizens, all the while giving these older characters rich inner and outer lives that are more than just busting simple stereotypes. 1/3

Robotswithpersonality Does not shy away from the harsher realities, either. Still heart-rending to read moments of vulnerability among elderly people: living with dementia, wrestling with the frailty that old age can bring.
What got me in this one most, though, was the gentle but honest look at loneliness, which can be experienced at any age. 2/3
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Robotswithpersonality Mystery appreciably twisty, but didn't feel quite as convoluted or absurd as the first one, more tightly plotted, an improvement.
So eager to read the next in the series! 3/3
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Robotswithpersonality
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Ah, Joyce, always willing to look on the bright side of murder. 😬🫣🙃

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Robotswithpersonality
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Mobster defeated by Zoom. 🤭😂

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Robotswithpersonality
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Go grandma!

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Robotswithpersonality
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Joyce: definitely the kind of character who sparkles. ✨☺️

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catsuit_mango
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Just renewed my library card, I am not using it often but they even have a decent original version selection ;) just no jo Walton in English...

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BookishTrish
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Love this series. Starting the next immediately.

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Emma_PK
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Love. Love. Love. Love. This. Book. Couldn't love it more! Even funnier than the first one and I didn't think that was possible. The dry, unassuming humour, the vivacity of the characters and the clever plot just kept me so engaged. Next one please!

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Arvena
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The second book is EVEN BETTER! The characters, humour, dialogues, interesting mystery and compelling plot - a great read! 👍

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noseinabookagain
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Being reunited with the four loveable characters felt cosy and familiar, like slipping on a favourite item of clothing. Just as in the first book, this was full of dry humour, with sharp and witty insights. Funny without ever being ‘try hard‘.

This was a lot more action packed than the first, and quite busy at times. Still hugely enjoyable and looking forward to reading the third.

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VanessaCW
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I read this with my book club, I loved the first book and this second one didn‘t disappoint. It‘s a fun and entertaining mystery written with a sense of humour. The characters are great, Joyce being my favourite. Looking forward the third instalment in due course.

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Curvybookgirl
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I really loved this book. It was better than the first one as I knew the characters. Now onto to the third book

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VanessaCW
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A physical book for a change. It was a Christmas present in 2021.

My local reading group have decided to read it. We decided to read something a little more light hearted after reading Wilding by Isabella Tree. We‘d already read the first book which we all enjoyed so hopefully this one will be just as fun!

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CaitlinR
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Every bit as entertaining and charming as the first book, and it was so nice to spend time with Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron and Ibrahim again (not to mention the great cast of supporting characters) Elizabeth‘s ex-husband, and fellow MI5 spy has stolen diamonds worth millions from an international arms dealer, and he wants her help. Distracted by her current husband‘s increasing dementia, Elizabeth is not at the top of her game; her friends step up.

CaitlinR Photo of the author from a 9/8/21 review on theguardian.com 12mo
IndoorDame That photo sort of explains why these books are SO funny! 12mo
CaitlinR @IndoorDame You‘re so right, I was glad to find it. I really enjoy his writing style. 12mo
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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love these books.

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AmyK1
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Another re-read because why not? The first time I reviewed this I said I loved it even more than the first one. I stand by that the 2nd time around too. ❤️

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ShaunaS
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So good! It‘s even better than the first one and I didn‘t think that would be possible.

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TripleS
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Cozy night with my pup and a fun book!

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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What a great sequel! I am almost tempted to say that I liked this one even better than the first one; which is saying a lot since I loved that one! It was fun to continue to see the characters grow and uncover another mystery.

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Ncostell
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This was such a fun installment of the Thursday Murder Club series which I enjoyed even more than the first book. I loved catching up with the members of the club and other returning characters and look forward to reading the next book in the series.

kspenmoll I have to read this- I just read the first! 13mo
Ncostell @kspenmoll Hope you enjoy it too! 13mo
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JessVanW
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Super light comedy and a nice easy read, I got through this book on a long haul flight which was made much more pleasant by the investigating octogenarians! I enjoyed this even more than the first in the series and am looking forward to reading the third.

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CoffeeNBooks
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#12BooksOf2022 Day 4- April
The second book in the Thursday Murder Club series was even better than the first! Elizabeth, Joyce, Ron, and Ibrahim are at it again, this time trying to solve the mystery of missing diamonds.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Another excellent book in the series. 14mo
Ruthiella I agree! This was even better than the first book! 14mo
CoffeeNBooks @Ruthiella And the 3rd book is even better than the 2nd! 14mo
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eanderson
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March pick for #12booksofChrisrmas I love the shenanigans these aging adults get into! 😉

Andrew65 A wonderful book. 14mo
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bookandbedandtea
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I absolutely love this series and Osman has become an auto buy author for me #12BooksOf2022 #March @Andrew65

AmyG Me too. 14mo
Andrew65 Me three. 14mo
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lauraisntwilder
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Hockey season is in full swing for my son, so I feel like there's never enough time in the week. I did manage to finish this over the weekend though and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Eggbeater
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This second book in the Thursday Murder Club series is even funnier than the first. The book is really cleverly put together. I could not stop reading. The audio for this is great, too.