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The Queen's Gambit

(2008)
(The first book in the Leonardo Da Vinci Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Travel to the Milan of 1483 with this intriguing new series, starring the legendary Renaissance man himself-Leonardo da Vinci.

On a royal whim, Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, orders a living chess game to be enacted by members of his own court. Court Engineer Leonardo da Vinci conjures the spectacle in a single night, but his latest success turns bitter when one of the "pieces"-the Duke's ambassador to France-is murdered.

Given the brutal climate of court politics, even the Duke's closest advisors are suspect. As an outsider, Leonardo is the only man Sforza can trust to conduct the investigation. With his scrupulous eye for detail, and young apprentice Dino gathering information unnoticed, Leonardo uncovers a vile nest of secrets-while danger, like an ill humor, rises to the surface.

But the most surprising secret of all may be the true identity of his most talented, most trusted apprentice.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Diane A S Stuckart's The Queen's Gambit

Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Queen's Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery
Author(s): Diane A S Stuckart
ISBN: 0-425-21923-2 / 978-0-425-21923-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover
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Paperback Editions

January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Queen's Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery (Leonardo Da Vinci Mysteries)
Author(s): Diane A S Stuckart
ISBN: 0-425-22556-9 / 978-0-425-22556-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Queen's Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery
Author(s): Diane A S Stuckart
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA