The Flanders Panel

Paperback | June 15, 2004

byArturo Perez-ReverteTranslated byMargaret Jull Costa

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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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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 determ...

Arturo P+rez-Reverte is an internationally acclaimed author and his books have been translated into nineteen languages in thirty countries and 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 liter...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:June 15, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156029588

ISBN - 13:9780156029582

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting but predictable This book was highly recommended and I was very excited to read it. The writing was beautiful and the way the author integrated the mystery with chess was fascinating. However, for me the book lagged in parts and the ending was predictable. There was something one dimensional about the characters.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intertaining Lot's of people will like it. This is nice entertainment with mix of art, history, chess, strong & smart women character and of cause murder.
Date published: 2007-12-20

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PRAISE FORTHE FLANDERS PANEL'Paradoxes and puzzles abound.A sleek, sophisticated, madly clever chamber mystery about chess, life, and art.'-THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW