The Club Dumas

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 1, 2006 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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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Lucas Corso is a book mercenary. When he is tasked with authenticating a manuscript purporting to be an original chapter from Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers he winds up in the midst of a ... Read full review

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In ‘The Club Dumas’, Lucas Corso, a sort of mercenary book finder, is hired to authenticate a part of Dumas’s ‘The Three Musketeers” when the owner of it is found dead, presumably by his own hand. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1 The Anjou Wine
2 The Dead Mans Hand
3 Men of Words and Men of Action
4 The Man with the Scar
5 Remember
6 Of Apocrypha and Interpolations
7 Book Number One and Book Number Two
10 Number Three
11 The Banks of the Seine
12 Buckingham and Milady
13 The Plot Thickens
14 The Cellars of Meung
15 Corso and Richelieu
16 A Device Worthy of a Gothic Novel
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8 Postuma Necat
9 The Bookseller on the Rue Bonaparte
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About the author (2006)

ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

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