The Queen's Gambit

Front Cover
Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 323 pages
18 Reviews
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
2
3 stars
6
2 stars
3
1 star
6

Review: The Queen's Gambit (Leonardo da Vinci Mystery #1)

User Review  - Goodreads

More interesting as a historical novel than as a mystery. The book's language makes use of some "old-fashioned" or archaic vocabulary which wears on me a little. Read full review

Review: The Queen's Gambit (Leonardo da Vinci Mystery #1)

User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

Leonardo da Vinci and one of his assistants is trying to discover who murdered the arch-bishop. Although there are some details in the story which exemplified the life at that time, it really wasn't enough. I had hoped to find out more about Leonardo than his hair color. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
32
Section 3
49
Section 4
63
Section 5
80
Section 6
113
Section 7
131
Section 8
145
Section 12
202
Section 13
217
Section 14
233
Section 15
248
Section 16
262
Section 17
289
Section 18
302
Section 19
310

Section 9
161
Section 10
175
Section 11
188
Section 20
321
Section 21
327
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Diane A. S. Stuckart has put her degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma to use as a yoga teacher, biker chick, purchasing agent, farm girl, and martial artist.

Bibliographic information