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Matthew Pearl


USA flag (b.1975)

Matthew Pearl graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude in English and American Literature in 1997, and in 2000 from Yale Law School, where he wrote the first draft of The Dante Club. In 1998, he won the prestigious Dante Prize from the Dante Society of America for his scholarly work. He is also the editor of the new Modern Library edition of Dante's Inferno, translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He grew up in Fort Lauderdale and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
 

Genres: Historical Mystery, Historical, Mystery
 
Series
Dante Club
   1. The Dante Club (2003)
   2. The Dante Chamber (2018)
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Novels
   The Poe Shadow (2006)
   The Last Dickens (2009)
   No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with others)
   The Technologists (2012)
   The Last Bookaneer (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction
   Company Eight (2014)
   The Taking of Jemima Boone (2021)
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Matthew Pearl recommends
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The Eighth Detective (2020)
Eight Detectives

Alex Pavesi
"In The Eighth Detective, Alex Pavesi constructs a remarkable puzzle that turns readers into literary detectives with every new twist. Both a celebration and a reinvention of mystery fiction."
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Execution (2020)
(Giordano Bruno, book 6)
S J Parris
"Transports the reader back to an extraordinary time in history."
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The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs (2019)
Katherine Howe
"Katherine Howe invites us into a richly imagined, intricate world of family curses and secrets waiting to be unlocked. Elegant, twisty, and timely, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs has it all."

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Anthologies containing stories by Matthew Pearl
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The Burning Maiden (2012)
edited by
Greg Kishbaugh

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