Dumas Callout List

By Stephen King

By Stephen King

Murder in the Rue Dumas

M. L. Longworth

$16.00 $14.72

If you’d like an intriguing mystery story peopled with unique characters, enhanced with descriptions of mouth watering edibles and lush pictures of the Italian and French country side Murder in the Rue Dumas is the book for you. M. L. Longworth who also penned Death at the Chateau Bremont (2011) has lived in Aix-en-Provence for the past 15 or so years, and has written for major publications regarding this region. One can only assume that she loves her adopted home from the warm descriptions of places and food included in her story. Rather than hindering the mystery they simply serve to enrich and vivify it. Making a return appearance in Longworth’s second mystery are magistrate Antoine Verlaque and his girlfriend law professor Marine Bonnet. He has been called to investigate the murder of Dr. Georges Moutte, chair of the Theology Department at the University d’Aix. Moutte’s soon-to-be retirement has become a permanent one, hastened by blows to his head delivered by a blunt instrument. Verlaque is assisted by Paulik in interrogating faculty members, students, and those in attendance at a party the night before. Each interviewee has a story to tell, always a fascinating one. Initially two students who had broken into Moutte’s office to find out who had won a prestigious fellowship are prime suspects but quickly fall to the bottom of the list as Moutte’s other involvements are discovered. Longworth is an engaging and entertaining writer who holds readers with not only interesting tidbits (such as dropping into Les Deux Garcons, the café where Cezanne and Zola once exchanged ideas), and the badinage between Verlaque and Bonnet while at the same time spinning a mystery. This reader is delighted to have discovered Longworth and looks forward to her next novel.

Venus and Adonis

William Shakespeare

$6.00

I'm amazed at how many sayings we have nowadays come from Shakespeare. How different our language would be without him! This poem is sad but beautiful. I love reading the different works of Shakespeare.

The Three Musketeers (Complete)

Alexandre Dumas

$19.00

Accept no substitutes! Movies cannot do it justice. Read it. Then read Ten Years Later, Twenty Years Afterward, and well, just read all the Dumas you can get your hands on. You won't regret it. And it will greatly enhance your pleasure when you read The Phoenix Guards by Steven Brust.

Marlene Dumas: Against the Wall

$45.00 $41.40

The lyrically charged paintings of Marlene Dumas (born 1953) eulogize the frailties of the human body, probing themes of love, melancholy and confusion even as they slyly critique racial and gender prejudice. Dumas' particular gift is to freight the haunting handling of her imagery with a political and/or sexual edge. Famed internationally (especially since her Museum of Modern Art retrospective of 2008) after three decades of perfecting her vulnerable and poised style, Dumas continues to evolve these universal themes of love and loss. Her newest series, titled Against the Wall, is comprised of large-scale paintings that include scenes of mourning mothers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem (also known as the Wailing Wall). Published on the occasion of Dumas' exhibition at David Zwirner, Dumas' first at the gallery, only a few copies of Against the Wall are available, making it certain to quickly become a collector's item.