Stealing Mona Lisa

Stealing Mona Lisa

A Mystery

Book - 2011
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The charming Eduardo de Valfierno makes a very respectable living in Argentina fleecing the nouveau rich--they pay him to steal valuable pieces of art, and Valfierno sells them flawless forgeries instead. But when Eduardo meets the beautiful Mrs. Hart on his latest con, he takes a risk that forces him back to the city he loved and left behind--Paris. There he assembles his team of con artists for their final and most ambitious theft, one that will enable them to leave the game forever: The Mona Lisa. But when a member of the team turns up missing, and Mr. Hart shows up in Paris, Valfierno and his crew must stay one step ahead of a relentless police inspector, endure a devastating flood, and conquer their own doubts to keep the priceless painting in play--and survive. Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and published on the 100th anniversary of the crime, Stealing Mona Lisa is a sophisticated, engaging caper, complete with a richly imagined group of con artists and a historical mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 340 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780312621711
031262171X
9781250015730
Branch Call Number: Mort

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Liber_vermis
May 11, 2016

After reading this crime thriller, you'll never view a masterpiece painting in a major gallery without wondering: Is it original or a forgery?

gracindaisy Jun 10, 2013

Based loosely on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911, a ring of art thieves sell reproductions of the masters to wealthy tycoons. Interesting plot twists.

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