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The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

It’s 1865 and a group of famous scholarly friends have formed a club to bring Dante’s Divine Comedy to America for the first time. But whilst they work on their plans a killer is already introducing the Inferno to innocent victims on the streets of Boston and the friends must find the killer before hell really does break loose. A glorious historical thriller, as rich in wonderful detail as it is in excitement which perfectly unravels Dante (particularly for those who have fallen for Dan Brown’s Inferno).

If you like Matthew Pearl you might also like to read books by Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason, Kate Mosse and Jed Rubenfeld.

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The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Before Inferno came The Dante Club. The captivating thriller from the writer whose fans include Dan Brown, Jed Rubenfeld, Kate Mosse and Tess Gerritsen Boston, 1865. A small group of elite scholars prepare to introduce Dante's vision of hell to America. Meanwhile a ruthless killer plots in secret to do the same. When a series of murders erupts through Boston and Cambridge, only this small group are able to decipher the clues - they soon realise the gruesome killings are symbols modeled on the descriptions of Hell's punishments from Dante's Inferno. With the police baffled, lives endangered and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find a way to stop the killer. An immensely gifted author . (Dan Brown, bestselling author of Inferno and The Da Vinci Code).


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With intricate plots, classical themes, and erudite characters...what's not to love?

Dan Brown, author of Inferno and The Da Vinci Code

There are some great twists in the plot and the chase is genuinely thrilling...an unusually arresting piece of crime fiction -- Toby Clements Daily Telegraph

The momentum of his plot is irresistible...a most inventive page-turner -- Stephanie Merritt Observer

Audacious and captivating...truly admirable - Esquire

About the Author

Matthew Pearl is the internationally bestselling author of The Dante Club, published in more than thirty languages and forty countries, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens and, most recently, The Technologists. Pearl is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School and has taught literature at Harvard and at Emerson College.

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Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Matthew Pearl

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www.matthewpearl.com/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099590354

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