This novel is a murder mystery solved by the members of the Dante Club; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell and J T Fields. The author weaves the attitudes and writings of these poets and publisher with the story from Dante's Inferno. It makes for an engrossing tale, where I learned history, poetry, and even a little biology. I enjoyed the way the story exposes the reader to Dante's writings. The slices of late 1800 Boston history were interesting too. I didn't solve the mystery until the very end. A good read.
Published: 2004 Read: November 2013 Genre: Mystery