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Dark Brotherhood

As the city of London slumbers, there are those in its midst who conspire to rule the world through the darkest and most nefarious means. These seven, seated in positions of extraordinary power and influence, marshal forces from the far side to aid them in their fiendish endeavor.

Force of One

In the aftermath of a bloody séance and a terrifying supernatural contact, a courageous young doctor finds himself drawn into a malevolent conspiracy beyond human comprehension.

All or Nothing

The future is not safe, as a thousand-year reign of pure evil is about to begin, unless a small group of stalwart champions can unravel the unspeakable mysteries behind a crime far more terrible than murder.

Review:

"Occult forces of evil gather in Victorian England to scheme for world dominion in this lively but unconvincing period thriller by "Twin Peaks" co-creator Frost. The novel opens in London of 1884, where protagonist Arthur Conan Doyle, a moderately successful young doctor, unpublished author and part-time student of the supernatural, attends a seance at the request of an anonymous lady in distress. When the evening erupts into gruesome violence and murder, Doyle finds himself on the run, engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a cadre of ruthless satanists bent on incarnating the spirit of evil. He finds an ally in the mysterious, resourceful and supremely capable Jack Sparks, on secret assignment to the Queen. Sparks's own brother is the mastermind of the Dark Brotherhood they oppose, and his character will, much later, supply Doyle with the inspiration for his Sherlock Holmes. Despite the appreciable wit and inventive flourishes with which Frost invests his tale, there is too much in this fast-paced plot that simply does not make sense. Frost creates mystery through an unseemly vagueness of description, perhaps awaiting the special effects of the screen to flesh out elements of his narrative. In the novel, however, his characters never become more than clever conceits, and the prevailing attitude toward the spiritualism at its center is frustratingly wishy-washy. The much-ballyhooed shocker ending seems a tepid afterthought." Publisher's Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"With enough twists and last-minute escapes to make it thrillingly palatable, The List of 7 seems a sure bet to climb the best- seller lists." Library Journal

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"A spooky page-turner...barrels through Victorian England with the narrative drive of a runaway train." People

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"[E]xhilarating, exuberantly melodramatic....Unabashedly corny, and lifting ideas from a dozen sources...but a jolly good adventure yarn for that." Kirkus Reviews

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"A ripping good tale. It effervesces like champagne." Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Dark and compelling entertainment...an irresistible page turner." Clive Barker

About the Author

Mark Frost was the co-creator and executive producer of the cult classic television series, Twin Peaks, and is the author of several books including the bestseller, The Greatest Game Ever Played. He attended school in Pittsburgh, where he studied acting, directing, and playwriting before leaving to begin his impressive career in television, film, and literature. He received a Writer's Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.

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cl_klavon, July 10, 2008 (view all comments by cl_klavon)
I actually had to get rid of this book because it was giving me nightmares...it really was that terrifying. A fascinating and horrific tale of not just a seance gone horribly wrong, but rather, a more insidious plot that is made more terrifying by the believable use of well known literary and political figures of Victorian England. Just don't read this on Halloween night, or any night you find yourself alone in the house.
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rsdjurovic, December 22, 2006 (view all comments by rsdjurovic)
I finished reading after 13 hours. I could not stop. All the time I had a feeling there is something familiar about this book, almost as I could tell what comes next but at the same time I was buffled. And yet there is something that makes me think of this book quite often. Perhaps because I would not be able to explain it or to answer any question related to it.
Somehow I did not think it was a brilliant book when I finished reading, I felt it as a refreshment (probably because the style is not at all pretentious). However, I realized I was attracted to it (if I may use those words) and I new this book would not stand on my shelves for a long time before I read it again. And I did read it again. And after I finish the book I am reading now, I will read The List of 7 for the third time.
In a way, for me this book is almost like a favorite tune of favorite film. I keep rewinding.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380720194
Author:
Frost, Mark
Publisher:
Avon
Author:
by Mark Frost
Author:
Cleary, Beverly
Author:
Wong, B.D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
England
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Doyle, arthur conan, sir, 1859-1930
Subject:
Authors, English -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Mice Hamsters Guinea Pigs etc.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
6.81x4.11x1.15 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Avon Books - English 9780380720194 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Occult forces of evil gather in Victorian England to scheme for world dominion in this lively but unconvincing period thriller by "Twin Peaks" co-creator Frost. The novel opens in London of 1884, where protagonist Arthur Conan Doyle, a moderately successful young doctor, unpublished author and part-time student of the supernatural, attends a seance at the request of an anonymous lady in distress. When the evening erupts into gruesome violence and murder, Doyle finds himself on the run, engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with a cadre of ruthless satanists bent on incarnating the spirit of evil. He finds an ally in the mysterious, resourceful and supremely capable Jack Sparks, on secret assignment to the Queen. Sparks's own brother is the mastermind of the Dark Brotherhood they oppose, and his character will, much later, supply Doyle with the inspiration for his Sherlock Holmes. Despite the appreciable wit and inventive flourishes with which Frost invests his tale, there is too much in this fast-paced plot that simply does not make sense. Frost creates mystery through an unseemly vagueness of description, perhaps awaiting the special effects of the screen to flesh out elements of his narrative. In the novel, however, his characters never become more than clever conceits, and the prevailing attitude toward the spiritualism at its center is frustratingly wishy-washy. The much-ballyhooed shocker ending seems a tepid afterthought." Publisher's Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "With enough twists and last-minute escapes to make it thrillingly palatable, The List of 7 seems a sure bet to climb the best- seller lists."
"Review" by , "A spooky page-turner...barrels through Victorian England with the narrative drive of a runaway train."
"Review" by , "[E]xhilarating, exuberantly melodramatic....Unabashedly corny, and lifting ideas from a dozen sources...but a jolly good adventure yarn for that."
"Review" by , "A ripping good tale. It effervesces like champagne."
"Review" by , "Dark and compelling entertainment...an irresistible page turner."
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