Julia is a young art expert in Madrid. Her specialty is the restoration of paintings about to go up for auction. But her latest project could also be her last. A fifteenth-century masterpiece, the painting depicts a chess game between the Duke of Flanders and his knight, as a lady in black velvet sits in the background. What makes this project different is the hidden inscription Julia discovers in the corner: Quis Necavit Equitem. Translation: Who killed the knight? Breaking the silence of five centuries, Julia's hunt for a Renaissance murderer leads her into a modern-day game of sin, betrayal, and death--every move calculated with devilish precision. And as the stakes rise, Julia finds herself exposed and vulnerable to attack from everywhere. Unsure whether she is a player or just a pawn, all she knows for certain is that her passion for art has made her an object of deadly obsession. In a mystery of eloquence, wit, seduction, and suspense which marks the debut of a writer Europeans are already comparing to Umberto Eco, the solution is a tour de force of intrigue.
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Julia, a young Madrid art restorer, is pulled into a shadowy world of metaphor when she discovers a long-covered inscription on a Flemish painting: Who killed the knight? Art, chess and murder are intertwined in this elegant, seductive mystery in the manner of The Name of the Rose.From the Back Cover:
"Paradoxes and puzzles abound. A sleek, sophisticated, madly clever chamber mystery about chess, life, and art."-- The New York Times Book Review
"Entertaining, taut, well-plotted."--Elle
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Book Description Bantam Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New book. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # BK0075317
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Book Description Bantam Dell Pub Group, 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 5.25x8.25. Julia is an art expert in Madrid. Her current project is a 15th Century masterpiece which depic ts a chess game between the Duke of Ostenburg and his knight. A lady in black velvet sits in the background, and in the corner is a hidden inscription - "Who killed the knight?" The answer could kill Julia. Translated from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costs. 294 pages. Published @ $12.95. Bookseller Inventory # 12532
Book Description Bantam Books, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0553377868
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