THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE RECORD-BREAKING, MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING THURSDAY MURDER CLUB SERIES BY RICHARD OSMAN
'Moving, hilarious, brilliantly suspenseful' Jeffery Deaver
'A thing of joy' Kate Atkinson
'The tonic we all need' Shari Lapena
It's the following Thursday.
Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He's made a big mistake, and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very real threat to his life.
As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a ruthless murderer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?
But this time they are up against an enemy who wouldn't bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians.
Can the Thursday Murder Club find the killer (and the diamonds) before the killer finds them?
'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing' The Times
'Fiendishly clever and brimming with wit on every page' Shari Lapena
'He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better' Philippa Perry
'Twisty, witty fun' Sunday Express
'Superbly entertaining' Guardian
'Full of humour and heart. I loved it' Harlan Coben
'Darkly funny, offbeat and deftly written' Irish Independent
'As gripping as it is funny' Evening Standard
'If you liked The Thursday Murder Club, you're in for a treat, as this sequel is even better' Good Housekeeping
'Warm, funny and oh-so British' i
'A properly funny mystery steeped in Agatha Christie' Araminta Hall
'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure' Linwood Barclay
'Osman's world is a soothing place to be' Sunday Telegraph
'Pure pleasure to read' Observer
'They'll cradle you through any winter of discontent' Richard and Judy, Daily Express
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Big-brained TV presenter Richard Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, became a surprise runaway 2020 success. Now comes the sequel, surely destined to do just as well. We rejoin septuagenarian amateur sleuths Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron at their “luxury retirement village” the following Thursday. A letter from a former colleague throws the gang into a deadly caper involving stolen diamonds and a ruthless gangster. As the corpses pile up, can our unorthodox crime-crackers catch a killer and pocket the jewels in the process? It’s a perky thriller which pulls you in and keeps you gripped, lent extra pace by its changing points of view and ingenious twisting plot. It's a quintessentially British whodunnit, all tea, cake and politeness until it bares its teeth. Steven Spielberg has snapped up the film rights and frankly you can see why. Osman’s vivid fictional universe has sly wit and irresistible charm. It’s also a wise warning to never underestimate the elderly.
Cannot wait to move to a retirement village
It sounds like a blast, I’ve already sorted my gang. We just have to wait until we are a bit older
I loved this, and the first book too. I’m now eagerly awaiting the third. It’s been a long time since I was awaiting a book with such anticipation - thank you Mr Osman!
The Man Who Died twice.
My husband was amused by my chuckles as I read this book. Not sure if it was meant to be as funny as I found it but i certainly enjoyed it very much. I can picture the main characters and think I may know some people who would easily slip into the roles of our four “stars”. Keep on with your writing Richard. Can’t wait for our next adventure with the Thursday Murder Club. Thank you for entertaining me.