"A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice. . . .Think of "The Club Dumas" as a beach book for intellectuals."
"--New York Daily News"
Lucas Corso, middle-aged, tired, and cynical, is a book detective, a mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found hanged, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's "The Three Musketeers, " Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment.
The task seems straightforward, but the unsuspecting Corso is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris in pursuit of a sinister and seemingly omniscient killer. Part mystery, part puzzle, part witty intertextual game, "The Club Dumas" is a wholly original intellectual thriller by the internationally bestselling author of "The Flanders Panel" and "The Seville Communion."
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PRAISE FOR THE CLUB DUMAS
"An intelligent and delightful novel." -THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
"A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice . . . Think of The Club Dumas as a beach read for intellectuals."-THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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Book Description Harcourt, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0151001820
Book Description Harcourt, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Lucas Corso's search for the original copy of a book of the occult takes him from Madrid to Paris and into a secret society of antiquarians. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151001820
Book Description Harcourt, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151001820
Book Description Harcourt, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110151001820