User reviews for The Lifers' Club

This book has 11 reviews with an average rating of 5 stars.

Really enjoyed #TheLifersClub, wonderful mix of archaeological information, murder, intrigue and even romance, plus the added bonus of places on the eastern side of Britain we visited from Australia in June this year. Well done #PryorFrancis, can't wait for the second instalment!
Brilliant, had me totally enthralled. I read Michael Connelly, Wilbur Smith and the like and the Lifers Club was just as good as any of theirs. Well done Francis I just could not put it down. Looking forward to the sequel.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Loved the attention to detail and the characters. I particularly liked the fact it had a sub-plot with the Victorian age which at first I didn't appreciate the significance with the main plot but of course it made complete sense at the end! Lots of issues dealt with here which gave it many layers. Hoping there is a sequel!
Superb. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about Alan Cadbury and his various investigations. The books is so dense with information and plotting. I'm really looking forward to the 2nd book about Alan, and I'd rather like to find Harry and Richard Lane, and of course Alan's brother, as part of the story. But whether they're there or not, I know the book will be good. Thank you very much for the first Alan Cadbury story!
Has Mr Pryor, In Alan Cadbury, Created The Archols, New " LOVEJOY". ? Very Recommended Book.
Really excellent read. I can't wait for the second instalment. Some really strong character building has gone on in the first book. A really good read.
The perfect debut novel - I couldn't put it down! A real page turner that kept me guessing til the end. It evokes the atmosphere of the Fens and transports you to an archaeological site effortlessly. Hopefully we'll be seeng a lot more of Alan Cadbury in the future...
I bought this partly out of curiosity, having been a fan of Francis Pryor for many years and crossing paths with him occasionally since his original discovery of Flag Fen. He's always been a brilliant communicator and I was intrigued to see how he handled fiction. I thoroughly recommend The Lifers' Club. It's a genuine page turner but I had to ration myself to make it last. The links between archaeological and criminal investigation are very convincing and the depth of Francis' knowledge of Fen history and landscapes serves and enriches the narrative superbly. And like most roads in the Fens, the plot is full of twists and turns which will take you by surprise just when you think you know where you are heading. I can't wait for the next one to appear!
Kept me guessing 'til the end. Alan had a very clever way of dealing with the "bad guys" at the end. Archeologists really are detective's and Alan is one of the best.
I truly enjoyed this book as much for its details of an archeologists life as for the mystery. Since I have been a keen consumer of Mr. Pryor's documentaries, I actually heard his voice telling the story. If you love archeology, this is an absorbing read.
A great read, with many layers with an unusual context. I've read a number of Francis' non-fiction books with a great deal of interest, so I was delighted to find that he's also turned his hand to fiction. Reading a gripping story with this very unusual background was fascinating, and a rare treat. Disappointed that I missed the tour of Seahenge promotion, I'll have to be quicker for his third book.
Publication date: July 2014
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