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Stealing Mona Lisa

A Mystery
Morton, Carson (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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"--
Authors: Morton, Carson
Statement of Responsibility: Carson Morton
Title: Stealing Mona Lisa
a mystery
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: "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"--
Subject Headings: FICTION / Crime. bisacsh FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical. bisacsh Art thefts France Paris Fiction Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Mona Lisa Fiction Art Forgeries Fiction Swindlers and swindling Argentina Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Topical Term: FICTION Crime
FICTION Mystery & Detective Historical
Art thefts
Art
Swindlers and swindling
LCCN: 2011009099
ISBN: 031262171X
9780312621711
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY M
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Jun 10, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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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