Monday, May 21, 2018

Giveaway - The Dante Chamber - Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl's newest book, The Dante Chamber, releases on May 29/18 - and I have a copy to giveaway!

From the publisher, Penguin Press:

"From Matthew Pearl, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, a masterful tale of literature, obsession, and murder.

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.

Christina 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.

A 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 last page." Read an excerpt of The Dante Chamber.

Photo: © Mark Ostow
"Matthew Pearl is the New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens, The Technologists, The Last Bookaneer, and The Dante Chamber, and the editor of the Modern Library editions of Dante’s Inferno (translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue: The Dupin Tales. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages, and his nonfiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Slate." You can connect with Matthew Pearl on his website, like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

If you'd like to read The Dante Chamber, enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US only, no PO boxes please. Ends June 2/18.

7 comments:

Joann Downie said...

This sounds like a good read, I hope to win!!

traveler said...

Thanks for this captivating and intriguing novel. I enjoy this author's novels.

Benjamin Siegel said...

Thanks for this chance! The Dante Club was phenomenal, I was very excited to hear about this sequel. I highly recommend Pearl's other works as well, especially The Last Dickens and The Poe Shadow.

Kay said...

Oh I do like the sound of this one. Will definitely be looking for it!

John Smith said...

It's nice to know that Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes is on the case!

skkorman said...

This sounds like my my kind of read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Ethan said...

I really like the sound of this one!