In The Fencing Master by Arturo Perez-Reverte, a master swordsman becomes involved in intrigue when an aristocrat is stabbed by the master’s signature thrust. It is a move he has shown only to a select few, including the mysterious madame Adela de Otero. This this is a “taut, elegant mystery” which “ignores the boundaries” of the crime genre. It hasn’t gone out in a while. Does it still have an audience?
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