The Osiris Ritual
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The Osiris Ritual

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Sir Maurice Newbury, Gentleman Investigator for the Crown, imagines life will be a little quieter after his dual success in solving The Affinity Bridge affair. But he hasn't banked on the reemergence of his villainous predecessor, Knox, who is hellbent on achieving immortality, and seems to be pursued by a secret agent who isn't quite as he seems....

The whole affair is so baffling that Newbury is reluctant to take time away from it to attend to the mysterious murders in the wake of the unveiling of an Egyptian mummy, let alone his partner Veronica's apparent obsession with tracking the growing pool of young women who have disappeared after being used as props in a magician's stage act. But it's all part of a day's work when your boss is the queen of England.

So begins a thrilling steampunk mystery, the second in the series of Newbury & Hobbes investigations, and a grand adventure quite unlike any other.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 30.48mm | 299.37g
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765323230
  • 9780765323231
  • 907,240

Review quote

A wonderful penny-dreadful. It's an unashamed galloping romp through the ins and outs of the Victorian metropolis and the lurid generic conventions of adventure fiction. All the way through I felt like George Mann was having a whale of a time with this.--Paul Magrs, author of several Doctor Who novels and a Carnegie Medal finalist, on The Osiris Ritual
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About George Mann

GEORGE MANN edited the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction anthology series and is the author of a number of fiction and nonfiction books, including The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The first of the Newbury & Hobbes investigations, The Affinity Bridge, was his first novel.
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Rating details

2,110 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (883)
3 28% (582)
2 5% (114)
1 1% (30)
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