On Sale: June 5, 2018
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From Mathew Pearl, the bestselling author of The Dante
Club, a masterful tale of literature, obsession, and
The year is 1870. Five years after a
series of Dante-inspired killings disrupted Boston, a man is
found murdered in the public gardens of London with an
enormous stone around his neck etched with a verse from the
Divine Comedy. When more mysterious murders erupt
across the city, all in the style of the punishments Dante
memorialized in Purgatory, poet Christina Rossetti
fears her brother, the Dante-obsessed artist and writer
Gabriel Rossetti, will be the next victim.
enlists poets Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and
famous scholar Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, to assist in
deciphering the literary clues. Together these unlikely
investigators rush to unravel the secrets of Dante's verses
in order to find Gabriel and stop the killings. Racing
between the shimmering mansions of the elite and the dark
corners of London's underworld, they descend further and
further into the mystery. But when the true inspiration
behind the gruesome murders is finally revealed, Christina
realizes that the perpetrator has even bigger and more
horrific plans than she had initially thought.
dazzling tale of intrigue from the writer Library
Journal calls "the reigning king of popular literary
historical thrillers," The Dante Chamber is a
riveting adventure across London and through Dante. Expertly
blending fact and fiction, Pearl gives us a historical
mystery like no other, captivating and enthralling until the
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