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ISBN13: 9780156029582
ISBN10: 0156029588
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A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: Who killed the knight? In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background. Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths. Just when all of the players in the mystery seem to be pawns themselves, events race toward a shocking conclusion. A thriller like no other, The Flanders Panel presents a tantalizing puzzle for any connoisseur of mystery, chess, art, and history.

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"Paradoxes and puzzles abound. A sleek, sophisticated, madly clever chamber mystery about chess, life, and art." The New York Times Book Review

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"Entertaining, taut, well-plotted." Elle

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"An inventive plot, gripping suspense, fascinatingly complex characters, and innovative incorporation of art, literature, and music will enthrall readers looking for something a little different." Booklist

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"A beguiling puzzle — a game within a game within a game — solved in perplexing but entertaining fashion." The Philadelphia Inquirer

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"[An] uneven but intriguing, multilayered thriller....[H]ighbrow pretensions aside — the whodunit aspect of the narrative is resolved unconvincingly, with disappointing conventionality." Publishers Weekly

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"This intelligent mystery, blending art historical insight with the intellectual pleasures of chess, moves at a good pace and comes up with a satisfying twist at the end." Library Journal

About the Author

ARTURO P+REZ-REVERTE is an internationally acclaimed author whose books have been translated into nineteen languages in thirty countries and have sold more than three million copies worldwide. He was born in 1951 in Spain, where he still lives.

MARGARET JULL COSTA has established herself as the premier translator of Portuguese literature into English today.

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Hanalangerova, November 24, 2006 (view all comments by Hanalangerova)
I have read this book recently and I must say that I loved reading it. The plot is great, but the end seems to be too exaggerating to me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156029582
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Translator:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Author:
Perez-Reverte, Arturo
Author:
Costa, Margaret Jull
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Chess
Subject:
Art, Flemish.
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women art historians
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.61 lb

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Product details 304 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156029582 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Paradoxes and puzzles abound. A sleek, sophisticated, madly clever chamber mystery about chess, life, and art."
"Review" by , "Entertaining, taut, well-plotted."
"Review" by , "An inventive plot, gripping suspense, fascinatingly complex characters, and innovative incorporation of art, literature, and music will enthrall readers looking for something a little different."
"Review" by , "A beguiling puzzle — a game within a game within a game — solved in perplexing but entertaining fashion."
"Review" by , "[An] uneven but intriguing, multilayered thriller....[H]ighbrow pretensions aside — the whodunit aspect of the narrative is resolved unconvincingly, with disappointing conventionality."
"Review" by , "This intelligent mystery, blending art historical insight with the intellectual pleasures of chess, moves at a good pace and comes up with a satisfying twist at the end."
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