The Dante Club
The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the mystery. With the... show more
The New York Times Bestseller Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante’s Inferno. Only an elite group of America’s first Dante scholars—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields—can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered, and Dante’s literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 27th 2006
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
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This book sounded like it would appeal to me for several reasons. It's a mix of genres--historical fiction and mystery--like two favorite books of mine, The Alienist and The Name of the Rose. Like The Alienist, it incorporates real historical figures; like The Name of the Rose it involves connection...
Hm. Not sure where to go with this review. I'll start off by saying I liked this book. A lot. So much so that I picked up Matthew Pearl's next two books (The Poe Shadow and The Last Dickens) and have them sitting on my HUGE to-read pile. This is probably one of the biggest compliments I can give an ...
I really liked this book! It was hard for me, because so many characters are introduced in the first part of the book, it was difficult for me to keep them all straight. So, I started over, with a cheat sheet and then I could follow the story.This book requires some effort from the reader, but it'...
Isn't it hilarious - I had to ABANDON this. Just a 100 pages short of the finish but I could not do it. John Kurtz, the chief of Boston police, breathed in some of his heft for a better fit between the two chambermaids.The first part of this is much the same as chewing on a brick and trying to make ...