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  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241425428
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $48.99

The Man Who Died Twice

The second novel in the record-breaking number one bestselling Thursday Murder Club series, featuring the old (but far from past-it) team as they pursue a brand new mystery

It's the following Thursday.

Elizabeth has received a letter from an old colleague, a man with whom she has a long history. He is being hunted and he needs her help. His story involves stolen diamonds, a violent mobster, and a very big mistake.

As bodies start piling up, Elizabeth enlists Joyce, Ibrahim and Ron in the hunt for a killer. And if they find the diamonds too? Well, wouldn't that be a bonus?

But this time they are up against a ruthless murderer 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?

  • Published: 19 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241425428
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $48.99

About the author

Richard Osman

Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. Richard rose to fame presenting Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard's popularity and tremendous knowledge of trivia led to him presenting his own BBC quiz,Two Tribes along with Insert NameHere, Child Genius and Richard Osman's House of Games. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times.

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Praise for The Man Who Died Twice

'A thing of joy . . . Richard has a natural sense of humour.'

Kate Atkinson

'He's back and he's better than ever! By turns moving, hilarious, and brilliantly suspenseful.'

Jeffery Deaver

'Full of humour and heart, Osman delivers another must-read. I loved it.'

Harlan Coben

'The tonic we all need.'

Shari Lapena

'I absolutely loved it. He's not only done it again, but he's done it even better.'

Phillipa Perry

'It's like reading ice cream... a pure pleasure.'

Linwood Barclay

'This slick sequel will leave you buzzing'

The Times

'So entertaining it's a crime.'


'The plot is impressive, the body count not too shabby, the wit, shining.'

Sainsbury's Magazine

'Superbly entertaining'


'Balm for the soul'

Daily Express

'Darkly funny, offbeat and deftly written'

Irish Independent

'If you liked The Thursday Murder Club, you're in for a treat, as this sequel is even better'

Good Housekeeping

'I had to fight my boyfriend off when this book arrived'


'This is the most perfect Sunday afternoon read'


'An entertaining and charming mystery'

Essential Marbella Magazine

'An unalloyed pleasure'

Sunday Express

'Pure pleasure to read'


'Beautiful prose, great characters and an intriguing plot'


'A joy'

Women & Home

'A hoot... it's joyful'

Irish Independent

'A thoroughly enjoyable, warm-hearted read'

Mail on Sunday

'A story everybody can enjoy'

Living Edge Cheshire

'Osman's world is a soothing place to be.'

Sunday Telegraph

'Packed full of charm, warmth and a wonderful cast of characters'

My Weekly

'An absolute joy'

Women's Weekly

'A joy to read... it won't get much bigger than Osman's latest offering'


'Twisty, witty fun'

Sunday Express


Irish Independent

'Warm, funny and oh-so British'

I paper

Smart, compassionate, warm, moving and so VERY funny. I smiled a million times. This book will make a lot of people very, very happy

Marian Keyes

A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly

Val McDermid

Funny, clever and achingly British - what else would you expect from a book by Richard Osman?

Adam Kay

Thrilling, moving, laugh-out-loud funny and packed with characters you will want to see a LOT more of

Mark Billingham

Compelling. Mystery fans are going to be enthralled

Harlan Coben

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