Two reviews

I've fallen a bit behind on reviewing the books that I've read. I blame it all on Thanksgiving. In an effort to catch up, here are reviews of two books that I've read recently from the Thursday Murder Club series.

The Man Who Died Twice

by Richard Osman

This is the second book in the series and it brings us once again the four septuagenarians whose hobby is solving murders. Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron join together to find a murderer when Elizabeth, a former spy, receives a letter from an old colleague asking for her help. His life is being threatened by a violent mobster over his involvement with some stolen diamonds.

These four are not your ordinary septuagenarians. They have particularly interesting backgrounds and skill sets. In addition to Elizabeth, the former spy, there is Joyce, the retired nurse who has an eccentric and quirky personality; Ron, the retired labor organizer who is very interested in politics and loves talking about it; and Ibrahim, the introverted psychiatrist who is blessed (or cursed) with a photographic memory.

In addition to the matter of the stolen diamonds, we have a second mystery involving Ibrahim who was mugged right outside the police station. The three other members of the Thursday Murder Club get to work assisting the police in their inquiries in trying to find the assailant. Soon the dead bodies begin to pile up but we can be sure with the Thursday Murder Club on the job all will be resolved and all the culprits identified and locked up.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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The Bullet That Missed

by Richard Osman 

The Coopers Chase Retirement Village where all the members of the Thursday Murder Club reside seems to be a very dangerous place. Bodies are dropping like flies and none of them are dropping from old age or natural causes. 

The Thursday Murder Club continues its hobby of investigating and solving cold murder cases, but in addition to those cold cases, new bodies keep turning up. Elizabeth, Ron, Joyce, and Ibrahim hardly have time to look into those old cases because they are kept busy helping their police friends, Donna De Freitas and Chris Hudson, to investigate the new murders. In addition, someone is threatening Elizabeth and the sleuths need to discover who and stop whoever it is.

There's quite a lot going on in this one involving a fraud and money laundering scheme in addition to suicide and/or murder. But trust the "Fab Four" to be able to sort it all out and root out the evil mind behind it all.

I quite like the members of the Thursday Murder Club and I am looking forward to reading more in the series. I think the series could well become one of my favorite cozy reads. 

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Comments

  1. Always nice to find a series like this one. It's such a fun premise to have four septuagenarians as your main characters.

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  2. Thanks for explaining this popular series. I didnt know that four septuagenarians are behind solving the cases. That makes it more appealing.

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    1. Yes, reading about detectives close to my age definitely piques my interest!

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  3. Our book club added the first book in this series to our list and we will be reading it next summer. I wonder if I will like it.

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    1. I hope you do. It's definitely a series I have enjoyed, mostly because of the strong and empathetic characters.

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