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The Flanders Panel

The Flanders Panel

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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.

ny Times Book Review

a Sleek And Sophisticated Chamber Mystery...madly Clever.

Author : Arturo Perez-reverte

Publisher : Harvest Books

Published Year : 2004

Edition : Reprint

Format : Paperback, 294 pages

Dimensions : 5.60 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.71 (d)

ISBN : 0156029588

ISBN13 : 9780156029582

Overview :

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.

A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned off. Hired to clean the painting, a young art expert in Madrid discovers in an X-ray an inscription hidden in the corner, setting off a sophisticated whodunit around the European art world. Film scheduled for 1994.

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