Vesuvius Club

Vesuvius Club

by Mark Gatiss
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Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss

Meet Lucifer Box: Equal parts James Bond and Sherlock Holmes, with a twist of Monty Python and a dash of Austin Powers, Lucifer has a charming countenance and rapier wit that make him the guest all hostesses must have. And most do.
But few of his conquests know that Lucifer is also His Majesty's most daring secret agent, at home in both London's Imperial grandeur and in its underworld of despicable vice. So when Britain's most prominent scientists begin turning up dead, there is only one man his country can turn to for help.
Following a dinnertime assassination, Lucifer is dispatched to uncover the whereabouts of missing agent Jocelyn Poop. Along the way he will give art lessons, be attacked by a poisonous centipede, bed a few choice specimens, and travel to Italy on business and pleasure. Aided by his henchwoman Delilah; the beautiful, mysterious, and Dutch Miss Bella Pok; his boss, a dwarf who takes meetings in a lavatory; grizzled vulcanologist Emmanuel Quibble; and the impertinent, delicious, right-hand-boy Charlie Jackpot, Lucifer Box deduces and seduces his way from his elegant townhouse at Number 9 Downing Street (somebody has to live there) to the ruined city of Pompeii, to infiltrate a highly dangerous secret society that may hold the fate of the world in its clawlike grip--the Vesuvius Club.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743291194
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 10/11/2005
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 774,059
File size: 488 KB

About the Author

Mark Gatiss writes for the multiaward-winning British television comedy The League of Gentlemen, on which he portrays a debt collector, a cursed veterinarian, a dog cinema owner who has recently branched out into VHS and DVD rentals, and a Knight Rider fan, among many other characters. He also stars in the feature film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse and has written episodes for the rejuvenated Doctor Who television series. He lives in a laboratory with a stuffed cat.

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The Vesuvius Club 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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One review suggested this book was essentially James Bond as written by Monty Python. I suppose it could be true, if you remember that Monty Python was at least one part bawdy for each part funny. This book only catches the bawdy. Funny? Not so much. The plot was off-beat certainly, but this one won't be finding a spot on my book shelf. I only hope the used bookstore will take it.