A couple of months ago I reviewed the first novel in Richard Osman’s Thursday Murder Club series. Now I turn to the second, which I have just finished reading.
This mystery, The Man Who Died Twice, is at least as good as the previous one. Perhaps better. Maybe it is twice as good, to match the title.
As a true sequel, the cast of main characters is identical to the cast of the original, as is the principal setting. Following standard conventions, Osman has changed some secondary characters and moves away from the original setting for much of the story. This one is a bit more spy story than The Thursday Murder Club was. But it has the same dry sense of humor, the same attention to detail, the same pacing. I want to know these people! I want to be as vigorous at age 75 as they are. (I guess I have to hurry: there’s not much time left to achieve that goal.)
That’s about all I can say without giving anything away. Read this one to take your mind away from Omicron.