Leonardo and the Mystery of the Alchemist Da Vinci's Cases by Alfred Bekker The scope of this book is 120 pages paperback. In the small village of Vinci, near Florence, in 1462: The Alchemist Vincente wants to leave his paint formulation "Vincente’s Blue" to the ten-year-old Leonardo. A little later, the testament has disappeared together with the recipe. Maybe the spooky blue-handed rider is involved in this matter? Leonardo and Carlo are agreed that the mysterious color thief must be caught immediately! Alfred Bekker, born in 1964, writes fantasy, historical novels, criminal novels and books for young readers. His historical adventures for young readers are full of suspense, stuff which even kids who hate reading cannot resist.