Lupin Book Club meets January 22 at 5 pm in Chez to discuss A Coffin for Dimitros (Aka The Mask of Dimitrios) after movie at 3:30 pm in TV lounge.
When Dimitrios’ body washes ashore in Istanbul, there isc elebration across Europe. The devious sociopath left a legacy of crimes including blackmail, thievery, murder, drugs, and treason.
Interested in Dimitrios’ unscrupulous exploits, mystery writer Charles Latimer follows his trail, aided by Peter, a mysterious man with ulterior motives in helping. As Charles retraces Dimitrios’ steps across Europe, he gradually discovers more about Dimitrios’s shadowy history, and, in entering Dimitrios’ criminal underworld, Charles realizes his own life may be endangered. The movie is relatively faithful to original novel and is an exhilarating and atmospheric film noir that Daily Variety hailed as “one of the most brilliant crime dramas filmed.”