The clue to a murder in the art world of contemporary Madrid lies hidden in a medieval painting of a game of chess. In the 15th-century Flemish painting two noblemen are playing chess. Yet two years before he could sit for the portrait, one of them was murdered. Now, in a 20th-century Madrid, Julia, a picture restorer preparing the painting for auction, uncovers an inscription that points to the crime: Quis necavit equitem? Who killed the knight? But as she teams up with a brilliant chess theoretician to retrace the moves, she discovers the deadly game is not yet over.
Or so it says here.
... to do with chess Index
I've actually read this one after a Russian friend of mine recommended it because they knew I was interested in chess.
He's a pretty good writer, and the chess bits are reasonably well done, but the story as a whole (especially the end) didn't convince.
Yup - I've read it too and I've got to agree with you.
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