The Secrets of the Lazarus Club

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Penguin Adult, Aug 27, 2009 - Fiction - 512 pages

London, 1857

A 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 Club

Meanwhile, 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 conspiracy

But 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. . .

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I've given this two stars and that's because I'm feeling generous.The only reason I finished this book is because once I've started reading something I must finish it. Read full review

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A gripping Victorian Thriller/Mystery with many plot twists. It grabs hold of you from the first page and doesn't let go until that last word. I think the blurb undersells the book a little, it makes ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

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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