The Flanders Panel
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The Flanders Panel

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The clue to a murder in the art world of contemporary Madrid lies hidden in a medieval painting of a game of chess.

In a 15th-century Flemish painting two noblemen are pictured playing chess. Yet two years before he could sit for the portrait, one of them was murdered. In 20th-century Madrid, Julia, a picture restorer preparing the painting for auction, uncovers a hidden inscription in Latin that points to the crime: Quis necavit equitem? Who killed the knight? But as she teams up with a brilliant chess theoretician to retrace the moves, she discovers the deadly game is not yet over.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 213g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099453959
  • 9780099453956
  • 107,538

Review Text

In its intellectual background detail it is reminiscent of Umberto Eco's novels...hard to stop reading
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A sleek and sophisticated chamber mystery about art, life and chess. Madly clever * New York Times * Gives murder a touch of class...delightfully absorbing * Observer * In its intellectual background detail it is reminiscent of Umberto Eco's novels...hard to stop reading -- Michael Eaude * Times Literary Supplement *
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About Arturo Perez-Reverte

Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in Cartagena in 1951. Since the publication of The Fencing Master, his first novel, Perez-Reverte has become one of Europe's bestselling authors. The Flanders Panel was awarded the Grand Prix Annuel de Litterature Policiere in France. His novel, The Dumas Club, has been made into the film The Ninth Gate by Roman Polanski and starring Johnny Depp.
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19,213 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 26% (4,914)
4 39% (7,566)
3 26% (4,985)
2 7% (1,412)
1 2% (336)
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