The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas

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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

Title:The Club Dumas
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780156032834
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  • Will Byrnes

    Arturo Pérez-Reverte - image from Periodistadigital.com Corso is an unscrupulous dealer in and acquirer of rare books. When a famous collector is found dead, he is called in to authenticate what is s...

  • Fabian

    "A beachbook for intellectuals" (NY Times) indeed! Its brilliance is subtle, the prose is accessible, the themes are grand. How hard, really, is the creation of a postmodern "beachbook"? Very. And to ...

  • Stephen

    6.0 stars. Another book on my list of "All Time Favorite" novels. This is a book that I started reading with very high expectations and, lo and behold, those expectations were actually met if not exce...

  • Kiersten

    After reading Jeri's review, I don't really have a lot to add. I thought the premise was interesting, but the climax was disappointing, the characters were one-dimensional (this might have been purpos...

  • John Mauro

    "The Club Dumas" is quite a thrill ride for bibliophiles.The main character, Lucas Corso, is an antiquarian book dealer and an investigator known for doing whatever it takes to meet the demands of his...

  • mark monday

    the protagonist Corso is a lot of fun. a shady, efficient, highly intelligent, deeply contemptuous, globe-trotting purveyor of literature from antiquity - the gumshoe transformed into book detective. ...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    WAAAAAAAAY up its own ass....

  • Josh

    I normally wouldn’t pick up something like this, but it was given to me as a gift, so I cracked it. It took me until about half-way through before I realized that it was the basis for the Johnny Dep...

  • Scurra

    This book is a confidence trick. I mean that in the most complimentary way possible however; Perez-Reverte takes a perverse delight in not just yanking the rug out from under you but practically rebui...

  • Kelly

    This book is an homage to the swashbuckling adventure story, particularly the Three Musketeers like stories of Alexandre Dumas, pere. But I recommend it to anyone with a deep love for books (... which...