The Club Dumas
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The Club Dumas

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 362 pages
  • 136 x 207 x 22mm
  • HARVEST BOOKS
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations
  • 015603283X
  • 9780156032834
  • 99,150

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#1 International Bestseller
"A thriller of marvelous intricacy." The New York Times Book Review

Lucas Corso 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 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 masterpiece.
"Erudite, funny, loopy, brilliant . . . action-adventure spiced with dollops of idiosyncrasy and some very good talk." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A noir metafiction . . . Even a reader armed with a Latin dictionary and a copy of The Three Musketeers cannot anticipate the thrilling twists of this stylish, Escher-like mystery." The New Yorker



Arturo Perez-Reverte is the internationally best-selling author of CAPTAIN ALATRISTE. His books have been translated into twenty-nine languages in more than fifty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in Spain and was elected to the Spanish Royal Academy in 2003.


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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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28,069 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (10,817)
3 25% (7,147)
2 7% (1,992)
1 2% (540)
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