The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

club dumasLucas Corso is a professional book detective — he hunts down rare editions for his wealthy, often unprincipled clients.  When a notorious book collector is found dead and in possession of the original Three Musketeers manuscript, Corso’s investigation leads him into a strange world of secrets and devil worship, a world where Dumas’s characters have come to life.

Quote:
“One is never alone with a book nearby, don’t you agree?  Every page reminds us of a day that has passed and makes us relive the emotions that filled it.  Happy hours underlined in red pencil, dark ones in black.”

Author:
Arturo Pérez-Reverte is a Spanish novelist and former journalist.  His books include The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series.  He splits his time between La Navata and Cartagena in Spain.

Published:  1992
Length:  362 pages
Set in:  Spain, Portugal, France
Translation by:  Sonia Soto

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