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Book Information: Club Dumas, the

Club Dumas, the (1993) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Lucas Corso, middle-aged, tired, and cynical, 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.

Original title: El club Dumas
Original languages: Spanish

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryArcane And Academic Thrillers

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Edition #1: The Club Dumas

The Club Dumas (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Sonia Soto
Blurbs:
  • "A noir metafiction...Even a reader armed with a Latin dictionary and copy of The Three Musketeers cannot anticipate the thrilling twists of this stylish, Escher-like mystery." The New Yorker
  • "A cross between Umberto Eco and Anne Rice. . . .Think of The Club Dumas as a beach book for intellectuals." New York Daily News
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The Club Dumas (1996)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0679777547
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 362

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