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Stealing Mona Lisa
by Carson Morton
- Publisher: Minotaur Books
- ISBN: 9780312621711 (031262171X)
- Release date: August 2, 2011
- Format: hardcover, 340 pages
- Genres: mystery, fiction, art, france, historical, adult
- Language: english
- Author: Carson Morton
- Places: Paris
About The Book
A Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2011 Fiction and a Library Journal Best Mystery of 2011
What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting?
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.
Stealing Mona Lisa is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title.
One of Library Journal’s Best Mystery Books of 2011
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