Jefferson Book Club Selection for May: The Bedlam Detective

book coverThe Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher is the May selection for the Jefferson Book Club.

From a basement office in London’s notorious Bethlehem Hospital, former policeman and Pinkerton agent Sebastian Becker is sent to interview Sir Owain Lancaster at his country estate. They wealthy industrialist returned alone from a disastrous scientific adventure in the Amazon, claiming that wild beasts killed his family and colleagues. He tells Becker that the same dark creatures have followed him home and are responsible for the deaths of two local girls and rumors of beasts on the moor. But while madmen may see monsters, some monsters hide in plain sight.

Join your colleagues for the next Jefferson Book Club discussion on Thursday, May 16  from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in room 200a Scott Library.

All students, faculty, and staff welcome. Lunch will be provided. Copies available from Jefferson Bookstore at a 25% discount and at Scott Library. If you’re not already a member, please take a moment to join! Members meet every other month to discuss a democratically-selected book.

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