Julia, an art restorer and evaluator living in Madrid, discovers a painted-over message on a 1471 Flemish masterpiece called La Partida de Ajedrez (The Chess Game) which reads, "Who kills the knight?" With the helped of her old friend and father-figure, an anitques dealer named Cesar, and Munoz, a quiet locak chess master, Julia works to uncover the mystery of a 500-year-old murder.
Computer expert Cat Velis is heading for a job in Algeria. Before she goes, a mysterious fortune teller warns her of danger, and an antique dealer asks her to search for pieces to a valuable chess set that has been missing for years... In the South of France in 1790, two convent girls hide valuable pieces of a chess set all over the world because the game that can be played with them is too powerul.
A beautifully-written classic mystery set at a boys school in England by the author of Chocolat.
The second in the classic Golden Age Albert Campion mystery series. This one features a chess piece left at the scene of a crime.