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by Diane A. S. Stuckart

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Author:
Diane A. S. Stuckart
ISBN13:
978-0425219232
ISBN:
0425219232
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Berkley Hardcover (January 2, 2008)
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Genre Fiction
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Court Engineer Leonardo da Vinci conjures a living chess game for the Duke of Milan using his royal court as chess pieces. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way)

Court Engineer Leonardo da Vinci conjures a living chess game for the Duke of Milan using his royal court as chess pieces. But when one ‘piece’ is murdered. Only 14 left in stock (more on the way).

Engineering a living chess game consisting of members of the royal court for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci's triumph is marred by the murder of one of the chess "pieces.

Engineering a living chess game consisting of members of the royal court for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci's triumph is marred by the murder of one of the chess "pieces," and he is caught up in court intrigue when he investigates the crime.

Leonardo da Vinci, the epitome of the Renaissance man, turns to solving mysteries in Stuckart's impressive debut. Ludovico Sforza, the duke of Milan, asks Leonardo to organize an elaborate live chess game to settle a dispute between the duke and the French ambassador to Milan. All goes well until the duke's ambassador to France, who was playing a white bishop, is found murdered by the duke's knife.

Diane A. S. Stuckart is the award-winning author of the Leonardo da Vinci Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. Writing as Ali Brandon, she is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series, also from Berkley. She began her publishing career writing critically acclaimed historical romance for Pinnacle Books and Zebra Books under the names "Alexa Smart" and "Anna Gerard. A native Texan with a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, Diane now lives in South Florida, though she's still a Westerner at heart

com User, May 16, 2009. Stuckart's THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT opens a limited new mystery series featuring Leonardo da Vinci and his young apprentice, who take on the role of sleuths.

com User, May 16, 2009. I found this mystery unique and exciting. Ms. Stuckart manages to pull the reader into the richness of the Italian court. The characters are believable and Da Vinci is portrayed as a well rounded individual. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to read the sequel. A living chess game is to be engineered by da Vinci but when one of the 'pieces' is stabbed to death, it's up to him to uncover the murderer in this excellent historical mystery.

January 2008 : USA Hardback.

2008) (The first book in the Leonardo Da Vinci Mystery series) A novel by Diane A S Stuckart. Travel to the Milan of 1483 with this intriguing new series, starring the legendary Renaissance man himself-Leonardo da Vinci. January 2008 : USA Hardback. January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback.

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Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries (Paperback). By (author) Diane A S Stuckart. The first book in an exciting new series featuring Leonardo da Vinci and his young apprentice. Court Engineer Leonardo da Vinci conjures a living chess game for the Duke of Milan using his royal court as chess pieces. But when one ?piece? is murdered, da Vinci's scrupulous eye for detail is needed to find the killer. Format Paperback 323 pages.

Engineering a living chess game consisting of members of the royal court for Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci's triumph is marred by the murder of one of the chess "pieces," the duke's ambassador to France, and finds himself caught up in a maze of court politics and intrigue when he and his young apprentice Dino are asked by the duke to investigate the crime.
  • This is the kind of book that makes you wish not only for a follow-up book, but that you already had it so you could jump right in.

    The story, the characters, the setting and the writing are just superb. This is what I picture when I see or hear the phrase "a good book." That's just what it is, a really, really good book. I can't even imagine how you could possibly be disappointed in this book.

    One of the little gems of this mystery novel is the realization that there are really 3 mysteries - 2 normal and one more "meta." The first is the whodunit? murder mystery. The second is whether (and how) anyone will discover the secret about the narrator of the book, the apprentice.

    The third mystery appears when the author so perfectly captures those moments of belief from the Renaissance ("his humors were out of balance") and the modern reader has the intriguing puzzle of figuring out what's really going on with modern day understanding. They don't detract in any way from the book, but add a wonderfully neat set of minor little, "Hmmm, that's what they used to think back then, but today that'd be..." that reoccur at least 3 or 4 times throughout the story, and just add all the more to enjoyment.

    I highly recommend this book, and like all the reviewers to date, hope this is only the beginning of a series.

  • Simply, fun & educational to read. It gives a good picture of a tiny piece of a place & time ...the ideas, values... the fact that the main character has to be in disguise... & I like how Leonardo is presented. A very likable person.

  • Fun read of an interesting world. Great for rainy days or beach reads, or just to get your mind off that flow that needs vacuuming.

  • I loved the characterization of Leonardo -- a genius with thoroughly human quirks and foibles. Writing the story from the apprentice's viewpoint somehow made it more credible, as that inexperienced person's 'take' on palace intrigue, contrasted with Leonardo's experienced ways of manipulating the players to achieve his ends, added depth and interest to the story. And then there is the apprentice's secret, which clearly will become a central theme in the series. . . . All in all, a book worth reading and a series worth following.

  • Bought as a gift for wife. She loves it.

  • The only thing negative that I can say about this book is that at times it got a little too wordy. A little too much background information was included so that I found myself skipping ahead to get to the rest of the story. I probably won't buy any more of this author's books. Although, I might borrow one from the library to see if they improve.

  • This is are wonderful mystery set back in time and Leonardo da Vinci (the artist and inventer) is the detective. I love this Leonardo, he is so real and what I always thought he would be...incredibly intelligent, insightful, very messy, disorganized and a bit bipolar. There are many twists and turns that keep you guessing about who committed the murder. The character development and visual imaginary are outstanding. The pictures build in your mind with beautiful colors and attention to detail. You will love the characters, they will become your friends and you will cheer for their success. Hurray for Diane Stuckart...what an amazing writer! She has a tremendous mind and style. I can't wait to start reading the second book in the series.

  • I chose this silly mystery for a plane ride from San Francisco to Milan, hoping for a plot enthralling enough to empinken the white knuckle bits and a pleasant dose of art and history. It fulfilled neither of these. Instead, it trivialized all the characters and imbued them with 21st century sensibilities, while providing little sense of their time and place.