The Queen's Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery
“A welcome way to spend an adventurous time in Renaissance Italy.”—Margaret Frazer
As Court Engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo DaVinci turns his superior mind to a variety of pursuits—from advances in painting to the invention of war machines. And with his favorite apprentice Dino to aid him, his keen intellect is perfect for sleuthing. . . .
1483. Milan, province of Lombardy. On a royal whim, Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, orders a living chess game to be enacted by members of his court. DaVinci conjures the spectacle in a single night, but his latest success turns bitter when one of the “pieces” is murdered.
With even the Duke’s closest advisors suspect to treachery, DaVinci is the only man Sforza can trust to conduct the investigation. With his scrupulous eye for detail, DaVinci uncovers a vile nest of secrets—and danger—but the most surprising secret of all may be the true identity of his most talented, most trusted apprentice. . . .
“Impressive . . . Vivid.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Readers can expect plenty of intrigue and danger in this refreshing new series.”—Mystery Scene Magazine
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