Posted on Friday, August 3, 2012 by Robyn_Bookworm
The Club Dumas -Arturo Pérez-Reverte
I have vivid memories of reading this on summer vacation a few years ago, basking in the sun and frantically turning pages to find out what would happen next. Before reading this book, I had never thought much of mystery novels. When a friend insisted I bring this along on my trip I reluctantly gave it a try. I returned from the trip begging for more recommendations. My bookshelf at home is now lined with Sherlock Holmes stories, and I owe my new-found love for the mystery genre entirely to The Club Dumas.
The novel follows Lucas Corso, a rare-book collector who is asked to verify the authenticity of Alexandre Dumas’ original copy of The Three Musketeers. What begins as a seemingly-straightforward task turns into a nightmare as the manuscript places Corso under the gaze of a devil-worshipping cult. Soon Corso is being followed by mysterious men and women who bear uncanny likenesses to the characters from The Three Musketeers. I was thrilled by the many nods to