Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times Bestseller
Boston, 1865. A series of murders, all of them inspired by scenes in Dante's Inferno. Only an elite group of America's first Dante scholars--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--can solve the mystery. With the police baffled, more lives endangered, and Dante's literary future at stake, the Dante Club must shed its sheltered literary existence and find the killer.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Boston, 1865: a small group of elite scholars put the finishing touches to America's first translation of "The Divine Comedy". Their plans come to an abrupt halt when a series of murders occurs, in a form stolen directly from Dante's "Inferno".
Nineteenth century thriller set in the grandiose surroundings of Harvard with a nod to the literary emancipation of Dante. "An erudite and entertaining account of Dante's violent entrance into the American canon" "Los Angeles Times"