The Queen's Gambit
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This was a fairly good book, I enjoyed a lot of the history and some glimpses into the world of Leonardo da Vinci and his young apprentices. I must admit to not much caring about the mystery, the development of the person killed wasn't there so I never really cared. Dino, the apprentice, was a fun character so I might go back to the series to see what happens there and hope that the mystery writing gets a little better.
Review: The Queen's Gambit (Leonardo da Vinci Mystery #1)User Review - L. - Goodreads
This reads like a typical police procedural murder mystery. A body is found and an older, experienced detective and his young rookie sidekick investigate. It just so happens this body is found on the ... Read full review