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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Lazarus Prophecy by F G Cottam

The Lazarus Prophecy

I am reading a book like this after a very long time. Combining elements of fantasy, religion, horror and mystery the various elements are woven together very well to keep you wanting to read this book in one go. It was not easy to keep and come back to.

Women are not safe on the streets of London. Never mind the three prostitutes which were his first victims, he has now moved on to very high profile women.   Jane Sullivan is put in charge of the investigation and very soon comparisons are being drawn to the horrific Jack the Ripper which haunted London a century or so ago.

To add to the mystery is the fact that messages left behind at the murders are in languages which are ancient and in one case one that is not even spoken today. It all points to someone who is apart from being very clever at avoiding capture is very well educated in ancient languages and with a wide knowledge of the Bible as all quotes are from the Bible. 

Bringing together priests from an order which lives in the remote Pyrenees and almost forgotton by the Vatican, along with a prophecy which so many in the Church did not even believe in the supernatural is woven into the story that one tends to believe that it is quite possible to happen.

An excellent read.


  1. Not for me, but a friend of mine would love it

  2. I think I would either love this one, or hate it.

  3. I'm not sure how I'd feel about this book, but it sounds like it has potential.