Friday Book Whimsy: The Man Who Died Twice

Elizabeth, Ron, Joyce, and Ibrahim are at it again, as the elderly quartet spice up their days at the senior facility at which they live by tackling another mystery in The Man Who Died Twice, by Richard Osmond. This time, the murder hits a bit closer to home for the Thursday Murder Club.

Elizabeth’s charming but devious ex-husband turns up unexpectedly to visit. He, like Elizabeth was M-16 secret agent. He has learned of the existence of millions of dollars worth of diamonds, and he wants to get his hands on them. He knows Elizabeth is the one who could help him do so. Unfortunately, he was killed before he can find the diamonds. Or was he?

In the meantime, gentle Ibrahim is mugged and beaten up by young thugs who steal his bicycle and leave him for dead. He survives, but is hospitalized and, perhaps worse, traumatized. Elizabeth, Ron, and Joyce are determined to find the perpetrator and even the score.

What they don’t know is that the two situations are related.

Osmond’s storylines are so believable and interesting, and his characters are so much fun. While Joyce appears to be scatterbrained, and they all seem to enjoy their wine a bit too much, but they love one another and we love them.

The Man Who Died Twice is the second in the Thursday Murder Club mysteries, and I can’t wait to see what the four get up to next.

Here is a link to the book.