Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

Cleveland Park Library

Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club August Selection

"The Club Dumas" by Arturo Perez-Reverte

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'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. "A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice. Think of The Club Dumas as a beach book for intellectuals."-New York Daily News. 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.
 
The Cleveland Park Mystery Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (except December) at Teaism, 400 8th Street, NW, downstairs.  [Archive/Navy Memorial Metro] 
 
 
    The Club Dumas book cover