The Club Dumas
A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part... show more
A provocative literary thriller that playfully pays tribute to classic tales of mystery and adventure Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He 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 on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.
Publish date: 2006-05-01
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
bookshelves: fraudio, mystery-thriller, books-about-books-and-book-shops Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: vivienne Read in January, 2009 oooh lots of mumbo jumbo and an albino henchman - fab stuff! It seems that I will need to go hunting for a Depp film and that never hurts my eyes. Lucas Corso is...
A very enjoyable read for all booklovers.I first watched the movie - The Ninth Gate - and actually had no idea that it was based on a book. Both are quite different however so the watching the movie first doesn't spoil the book. In the movie the title-giving Club Dumas doesn't exist and the focus is...
Okay interesting, this is the book that the film "The Ninth Gate" was based on, I prefered the film, the book came across as a bit laboured. Possibly me tho'.
This was my first Arturo Pérez-Reverte but definitely not my last. I quickly acquired the back list of his books for the library and we started promoting his novels. He's one of my all time favourite writers and a new title by him is always welcome with smiles. This caper of a novel has lots going f...
Three and a half? Four minus?It's good fun for those who love books, and parts of it are quite suspenseful. The ending was unsatisfying, though, and I felt the need to go back and start compiling a list of characters, as it got rather confusing. I would have had a difficult time following the sto...