The Lazarus Curiosity: Steam, Smoke & Mirrors II Book by Colin Edmonds
BAFFLED by a severed arm, dangling from the centre of a locked door in the Bank of England... PANICKED by a satanic portrait painter, determined to disgrace the Royal family... TERRORISED by a deadly gas, primed to wipe out the Government... With great reluctance, what else can Superintendent William Melville of the Special Branch do but, once again, send for ... THE MAGICIANS! When not performing two sold-out shows every night, Music Hall Steampunk illusionists and consultants to Scotland Yard, slick talking Michael Magister and the feisty Phoebe Le Breton, must solve the crime of the century, while saving the nation from a conclave of fiendish psychopaths led by the crazed renegade Jesuit known only as `The Black Bishop'. In the sequel to their acclaimed debut in `Steam, Smoke & Mirrors', who dare Michael and Phoebe trust in this dark Victorian world of weird science, conspiracy and the occult? Murder and malevolence, treachery and tragedy - all must surely be inevitable! Especially when the Tarot predicts - DEATH.