LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master (Alfaguara Hispanica)

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9780679760900: LA Tabla De Flandes/the Chess Master (Alfaguara Hispanica)

Un enigma del pasado y un misterio del presente se unen en un apasionante juego de trampas

Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este título ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la historia de la editorial.

A finales del siglo XV un viejo maestro flamenco introduce en uno de sus cuadros, en forma de partida de ajedrez, la clave de un secreto que pudo cambiar la historia de Europa.

Cinco siglos después, una joven restauradora de arte, un anticuario homosexual y un excéntrico jugador de ajedrez unen sus fuerzas para tratar de resolver el enigma. La investigación les conducirá a través de una apasionante pesquisa en la que los movimientos del juego irán abriendo las puertas de un misterio que acabará por envolver a todos sus protagonistas.

La tabla de Flandes es un apasionante juego de trampas e inversiones -pintura, música, literatura, historia, lógica matemática- que Arturo Pérez-Reverte encaja con diabólica destreza.

La crítica ha dicho:
«Un trabajo elegante, refinado, enloquecedoramente inteligente».
The New York Times

«En el detalle de su background intelectual recuerda a las novelas de Umberto Eco... difícil dejar de leerlo».
Times Literary Supplement

«Construcción rigurosa, dominio magistral del juego entre el presente y el pasado. Es casi perfecta».
Le Monde

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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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About the Author:

Arturo Perez-Reverte (Cartagena, Spain, 1951) was a newspaper columnist and former television journalist for twenty-one years. Now he is fully dedicated to literature and is considered one of the top-10 international novelists. His books have been translated into twenty-three languages and published in thirty countries, selling over two million copies worldwide. Four of his books have been made into movies.

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Text: Spanish

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