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Arturo Perez-Reverte

Le tableau du Maître flamand


Sur la toile, peinte il y a cinq siècles, un seigneur et un chevalier jouent aux échecs, observés depuis le fond par une femme en noir. Détail curieux : le peintre a exécuté ce tableau deux ans après la mort mystérieuse dun des joueurs et tracé l'inscription «Qui a pris le cavalier ?», également traduisible par «Qui a tué le cavalier ?».

Tout cela n'éveillerait que des passions de collectionneurs si des morts violentes ne semblaient continuer la partie en suspens sur la toile. Et c'est ainsi que l'histoire, la peinture, la logique mathématique viennent multiplier les dimensions d'une intrigue elle-même aussi vertigineuse que le jeu d'échecs...

Une oeuvre d'une originalité étonnante, traduite dans de nombreux pays et couronnée en France par le Grand Prix de littérature policière 1993.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 1990
Publisher: JC LATTES
Pages: 346
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782253076254
ISBN 10: 2253076252
Edition: le livre de poche

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Le tableau du Maître flamand