The Secrets of the Lazarus Club
London, 1857A series of mutilated corpses are pulled from the Thames. Young surgeon Dr George Phillips is first consulted, and then suspected, by baffled police.The Lazarus ClubMeanwhile, a secret society meets. This gathering of the finest minds of the age - Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Charles Babbage, Charles Darwin and others - wish to use their discoveries to change the world. . .Murder and conspiracyBut there are those who use the club for their own mysterious and black ends. With his reputation and his life on the line, Dr Phillips must unmask the plotters before they unleash on an unsuspecting world an awesome scientific power. . .
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 128 x 196 x 34mm | 340.19g
- 27 Aug 2009
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
"This is splendid stuff ... twists and turns like a journey through a maze' Scotsman 'A dark thriller with more corpses than Sweeney Todd' Harper's Bazaar 'Highly ingenious, roars to life' Daily Telegraph 'A rip-roaring historical thriller' Metro 'A riveting yarn' The Times
About Tony Pollard
Dr Tony Pollard is a senior academic at Glasgow University, where he is the director of the Centre for Battlefield Archaeology at the Archaeological Research Department. He has written numerous papers and articles on archaeology and military history. He was the co-presenter of two series of BBC2's Two Men in a Trench. The Minutes of the Lazarus Club is his first novel.
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This bears a remarkable resemblance to the Sherlock Holmes film by Guy Ritchie what with the time period, location and a Lazarus Club.show moreby Jessica Lohse