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The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel

Gatiss, Mark

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ISBN 10: 0743257065 / ISBN 13: 9780743257060
Published by Simon & Schuster Ltd October 2004, 2004
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: The Vesuvius Club: A Lucifer Box Novel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd October 2004

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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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 of his connections or conquests 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 the 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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Mark Gatiss is one of The League of Gentlemen from the multi-award winning television show, and the author of the hit novels The Vesuvius Club and its sequel The Devil in Amber. He has also written acclaimed radio and television scripts, including episodes of Doctor Who and Poirot. He has a thick comma of hair that will never stay in place and a rather cruel mouth.

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