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The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel By Mark Gatiss

The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel
by Mark Gatiss

A fiendishly clever and highly entertaining novel from the writer of Dr Who, The League of Gentlemen and Sherlock.
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The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel Summary


An Extraordinary and Death-Defying Tour of Edwardian Low Life and High Society, accompanied by our host Lucifer Box Esq - artist, dandy, rake ... and lethal secret agent. Lucifer Box is the darling of the Edwardian belle monde - society's most fashionable portrait painter is a wit, a dandy, a rake, the guest all hostesses (and not a few hosts) must have. But few know that Lucifer Box is also His Majesty's most accomplished and daring secret agent. Beneath London's facade of Imperial grandeur and divine aesthetes seethes an underworld of crazed anarchists, murder, and despicable vice, and Box is at home in both. And so of course when Britain's most prominent scientists begin turning up dead, there is only one man his country can turn to. Lucifer Box ruthlessly deduces and seduces his way from his elegant townhouse at Number 9 Downing Street (all his father left him), to private stews of London and the seediest, most colourful back alleys of Italy, in search of the mighty secret society that may hold the fate of the world in its claw-like hands - the Vesuvius Club.

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Sku
GOR000432075
Title
The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
0743483790
ISBN 13
9780743483797
Prizes
Short-listed for British Book Awards: Newcomer of the Year 2006
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