Friday, June 30, 2017

Eight bizarre literary serial killers

At B&N Reads Jeff Somers tagged eight bizarre literary serial killers, including:
The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl

Serial killers basing their murders on classic poetry? Yes, please. Pearl tells a story set in Boston in 1865, where a group of Dante scholars find themselves chasing a serial killer who is replicating the tortures found in Dante’s Inferno. That means the murders are gruesomely beautiful, in a way, and the story twists itself into a knot before Pearl cleverly begins to unwind it in ways both unexpected and entertaining.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue