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Portrait of a Lady (Leonardo da Vinci Mystery #2)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
The legendary Renaissance man and amateur sleuth is back in this exciting follow-up to The Queen's Gambit. As court engineer to the Duke of Milan, Leonardo da Vinci turns his superior mind to a variety of pursuits-from painting to solving the occasional murder. After the deaths of two female servants, Leonardo asks his apprentice, Dino, to go undercover disguised as a woma ...more
Kindle Edition, 321 pages
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Oct 15, 2013 Laura Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four tarot cards are found at the top of a tower from which a maidservant has fallen to her death. What role do they play in the woman's fate? Soon after, the death of another serving woman from the same household suggests foul play is once again afoot, and the great master engineer and artist Leonardo da Vinci is back solving mysteries. This is the second of the "Leonardo da Vinci" mysteries, and involves Leonardo's apprentice Dino very intimately. I really enjoy the way this author paints pict ...more
Loved this book and it was certainly a lot better than the first in the series. Stuckart is able to move forth with the storylines and the characterizations in her sophomore novel featuring Dino/Delfina and the Master, Leonardo da Vinci.

When maidservants of the beautiful contessa start turning up dead, da Vinci suspects foul play. He employs his young apprentice Dino (not knowing that "he" is really a "she" pretending to be a "he") to assume the identity of Delfina, Caterina's new maidservant i
Mar 14, 2011 Luisa rated it it was ok
A very fast read but not memorable. Being used to books with a lot more substance this book did not make the cut. Being this was the first book I read from this author, I will not be reading any more from her. She lacks the delicacy of say Philippa Gregory or the detailed artistry of Sharon Kay Penman.
Nov 25, 2011 Denise rated it it was ok
A passable mystery. It was just so-so for me. I expected it to be more interesting with its unique setting in Italy and having Leonardo Da Vinci as one of its cental characters. It just didn't do it for me. I don't think I will read the others.
May 03, 2013 Martadellenevi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una milano del xv secolo, incantevole e pericolosa è al centro di questo splendido romanzo con protagonista Leonardo da Vinci....
Assolutamente da non perdere...
Mar 26, 2010 Pam rated it liked it
It was ok. The pace didn't pick up until the middle of the book by which time you knew how the plot was going to play out. I don't think I will read any more of the series.
Nov 24, 2009 Kathleen rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
not a bad little book with Leonardo de Vinci as a Sherlock Holmes type.
May 14, 2009 Megan rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book but was able to put it down anytime I needed/should. There is a book before this one and I wish I had read it first but overall it was very good.
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