The Dante Chamber by Matthew Pearl

A series of deaths in London that parallel the deaths in Dante’s Purgatory lead a Christina Rossetti to enlist the help of Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to find the killer in the hopes of saving the life of her brother Gabriel. Matthew Pearl does a great job of fictionalizing the characters in an unlikely scenario. I loved getting to know them all and found myself reading up on them to see if their characters in the book lined up with their real lives – they did!! Very fun read.

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