A game of chess with murder in tow. This book takes you on a journey through the bold moves made by the players of an ancient game long since finished. A rare painting reveals an inscription the restorer cannot ignore resulting in a fantastic story of intrigue and murder. Are the figures in the painting aware of the tragedy that is about to unfold?
With a nod to The Name of the Rose and the like, I was looking forward to reading this but it didn’t live up to my expectations. I love to play chess and thought the premise itself was enough for me to read it but it lacked gumption and I knew the ‘who dunnit’ long before I should have. 3/5
TOTAL SCORE: 26.5/45